Yesterday afternoon, our failing prime minister, Gordon Brown, finally announced what many have been demanding for years – an enquiry into the Iraq war. So far so good.
The fully independent enquiry is to be held in secret, will not report until after the next general election and will not apportion any blame. Now that is all bad!
After the recent scandal over MPs expenses when the prime minister promised a more transparent government, does he really think the British public will have any trust in such an enquiry? Has he not been told of his party’s total crash in the polls?
Many questions about the legality of the Iraq war still remain unanswered, even though the original claims about weapons of mass destruction have been proved false.
A secret enquiry where no-one ends up taking responsibility is about as much use as a cat flap on a submarine.
The families of thousands of dead Iraqis and those of the 179 British service personnel killed as a result of the conflict, deserve much more than just another high profile cover up!