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.