This 23 September 2014 British TV video says about itself:
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott calls his ex boss Tony Blair a ‘crusader‘ because of Blair’s recent calls to send troops back into Iraq.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Government spent ‘astronomical’ sum covering up Blair-Gaddafi links
Abdel Hakim Belhaj was kidnapped and tortured by Muammar Gadaffi’s forces after he was returned to the regime with then pregnant wife Fatima Boudchar in 2004.
The couple were kidnapped and rendered to Libya through a joint MI6-CIA operation linked to former Labour prime minister Tony Blair’s infamous “deal in the desert” with the brutal dictator.
They fought a long battle with the government for compensation, admission of guilt and prosecution.
That legal battle cost taxpayers more than £11,400,000, as revealed in response to a freedom of information request to the government’s legal department.
The sum included nearly £4.5 million in government legal costs and almost £7m paid to the pair’s lawyers.
He always insisted he would drop his case for an apology, an admission of liability by ministers and a nominal sum of £3 — £1 from each of the defendants.
Katie Taylor, deputy director of human rights group Reprieve, which represented the couple, said: “Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar were willing to settle for an apology all along, but rather than admit Britain’s role in their rendition, the government resisted coming clean for years — at astronomical cost to the taxpayer.
“This failed cover-up shows the need for a judge-led inquiry into British complicity in torture.”
THE former and completely discredited prime minister Blair, who took the UK into a war with Iraq that was based on lies and brought ISIS into the world, was yesterday issuing more threats as he urged Labour supporters who ‘can no longer vote for the party’ to vote for one which ‘unequivocally’ backs Remain: here.