UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Brown must explain failure to stop Blair going to war in Iraq says Davey

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:17 GMT

“As Chancellor, Gordon Brown had the power and the opportunity to intervene to stop Tony Blair invading Iraq," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Commenting on Clare Short’s remarks that in the build-up to the Iraq War, Gordon Brown was ‘marginalised’ and ‘preoccupied by other things’, Edward Davey said:

“As Chancellor, Gordon Brown had the power and the opportunity to intervene to stop Tony Blair invading Iraq. Instead he signed the cheques for this foreign policy disaster.

“Gordon Brown had an effective veto – he must explain his failure to use it.”