• Robert Spicer

Chilcot Inquiry costs

Latest press reports indicate that the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War, which has been running for six years, has now cost £10 million. Civilian casualties since the invasion of 2003 have been estimated as 650,000. The Report of the Inquiry is now unlikely to be published for another year at least. The Inquiry last took evidence from a witness almost three years ago. It has been claimed that well-known names involved in the Inquiry were seeking to water down the strength of criticism of them in the Report. There is significant pressure from Parliament, either for Sir John Chilcot, the head of the Inquiry, to be dismissed, or for an interim report to be published as a matter of urgency.

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