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Music world reacts to publication of the Chilcot Report

Music world reacts to publication of the Chilcot Report

Musicians give their views on the verdict

Getty Luke Morgan Britton, 6th July 2016 Today has seen the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot Report into the circumstances surrounding the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War.
The inquiry has published a 12 volume report that has been in the making since 2009. According to reports, it has found that the UK joined the US-led invasion before all peaceful option had been exhausted and that former Prime Minister Tony Blair had exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein.
Since its publication, a number of figures from around the music world have been tweeting their response to the news.
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds wrote that "The circumstances in which Blair decided there was a legal basis for war were far from satisfactory" and "Blair's disgraceful lies are being confirmed".
Reverend And The Makers, meanwhile, tweeted that current Labour leader and anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn "of course told you all this at the time".
See some more tweets below.

#Chilcot: 'The circumstances in which Blair decided there was a legal basis for war were far from satisfactory' pic.twitter.com/P05pNFMGhP

— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) July 6, 2016

And he ignored it. And went to war before it was even a last resort… Blair's disgraceful lies are being confirmed https://t.co/ThKo3jgQPn

— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) July 6, 2016

Thought it might be a whitewash but #Chilcot surprisingly hard on Blair. Increasingly looking like Blair WANTED a war by any means.

— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) July 6, 2016

#chilcot – 'There was no imminent threat from Saddam Hussein.'https://t.co/BQT5VcQS8a pic.twitter.com/oDQoaqltEN

— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) July 6, 2016

It's becoming absolutely clear that Tony Blair and his henchmen are psychopaths. Their lack of remorse or shame is disgusting. #Chilcot

— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) July 6, 2016

Chilcot report confirming what we all knew a year before they steamrollered Iraq and destabilized the middle east indefinitely.

— Fran Healy (@franhealy) July 6, 2016

Corbyn of course told you all this at the time #Chilcot

— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 6, 2016

I always wondered what this chilling quote from Bush adviser Karl Rove meant in practice. Now we know #Chilcot pic.twitter.com/yMqNQ8hsGy

— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) July 6, 2016

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