Chilcot inquiry delayed until after general election

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Chilcot inquiry delayed until after general election

Despite demands from a cross party group, that the Chilcot Inquiry set out its findings by the middle of February, it has been announced that the long awaited Iraq war report has been delayed again after the general election.

BBC news reports: MPs have reacted angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.

Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot said he could see “no realistic prospect” of publication before the 7 May election.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the delay was “incomprehensible”, while former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said it was “disappointing”.

Sir John also faces questioning on the delays by a committee of MPs.

Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to Sir John on Tuesday night – before the latest development – asking him to explain why his report has been delayed.

Sir Richard said there could be “no justification whatsoever” for the process taking so long.

Earlier this month, Downing Street reported that Cameron would have the final word on release date of Iraq war report.

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