Saturday, July 21, 2007

Blair's talks with Murdoch on eve of war

Most of the UK newspapers have covered a story regarding Tony Blair's talks with Rupert Murdoch, just ten days before the invasion in to Iraq. Lord Avebury made the following comment published in the Guardian today: "The public can now scrutinise the timing of his contacts with the former prime minister, to see whether they can be linked to events in the outside world..."

Tania Branigan, political correspondent - Thursday July 19, 2007 The Guardian
Tony Blair spoke to Rupert Murdoch three times in nine days in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, it emerged yesterday, after the government caved in to a four-year campaign for the release of details of their conversations and meetings.
The Cabinet Office agreed to publish the dates of their contacts one day after the former prime minister left office. No further details of the calls are available and no details of informal meetings or conversations have been disclosed.


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