Cabinet Minutes on Iraq War

January 28, 2009

The decision by the Information Tribunal to order the Government to release minutes of Cabinet meetings in 2003 at which the invasion of Iraq and the legality of the war were discussed is a very important, welcome and significant decision. It will be interesting to discover how the legal advice relating to the legality of the Iraq war was presented and discussed and what concerns were raised regarding the bogus weapons of mass destruction argument.

I suspect that the Government will appeal this decision but its good to see the Freedom of Information Act being put to effective use for a change instead of the spurious and time wasting requests that we too often hear about.

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