Louth MP Sir Peter Tapsell calls for Tony Blair to be impeached

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Louth and Horncastle MP, Sir Peter Tapsell, has suggested that former Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for “allegedly misleading the House” over the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (June 18), Sir Peter Tapsell addressed Prime Minister David Cameron and said: “Is the Prime Minister aware of the growing sentiment that, as the publication of the Chilcot report has been so long delayed, the ancient but still existing power of Back Benchers to commence the procedure of impeachment should now be activated to bring Mr Tony Blair to account for allegedly misleading the House on the necessity of the invasion of Iraq in 2003?”

David Cameron responded to Sir Peter, and said: “I would say to my Right Honourable Friend, and Father of the House, that it is important that we see the results of the Iraq inquiry. It has had access to all of the papers, all of the officials and all of the Ministers.

“Frankly, if the Iraq inquiry had started when the Conservative party and indeed the Liberal Democrats suggested it, the report would have been published by now. But Opposition Members, including, incidentally, the Leader of the Opposition, voted against starting the Iraq inquiry on no fewer than four occasions.”