How many times did Tony phone Rupert before declaring war on Iraq?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2007

Thanks to Lib Dem peer Lord Avebury – aka Eric Lubbock, a famous by-election victor – we now know the answer: three times.

The BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum provides a good analysis here. The press notice from Lord Avebury’s solicitors, Bindmans, is here.

The government surprisingly decided to release the information – which had been denied to Lord Avebury since 2004 – the day after Gordon Brown became Prime Minister. No doubt the timing was a co-incidence.

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2 comments

Investigative work like this makes you proud to be a party member.

Hope to see lots of you in Ealing tomorrow!

by Tim Leunig on July 18, 2007 at 10:15 pm. Reply #

Martin Rosenbaum suggests that not all meetings have been disclosed though
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/opensecrets/2007/07/blair_murdoch_and_the_campbell.html

by Hywel Morgan on July 20, 2007 at 11:51 pm. Reply #

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