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24 June 2009

Families of soldiers killed in iraq deserve full public inquiry

John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, today warned the Government that the families of British soldiers killed in Iraq would not accept any inquiry into the war that was held behind closed doors.

Mr Barrett, a long-time opponent of the Iraq war, has called on the Government to hold a public inquiry in the invasion of Iraq public with the power to question former Prime Minister Tony Blair and other cabinet members.

Speaking during a Commons debate into the inquiry, John Barrett said:

“I know from speaking to families who have lost loved one in Iraq that they will settle for nothing less than a full and open inquiry.

“Politicians must accept that the public no longer accept parliament carrying out its affairs in secrecy and behind closed doors.

“The public will simply not take credibly any inquiry that meets in secret. Only a thorough, detailed and crucially public inquiry will be enough to satisfy the publics need for openness and finally give the families who have lost loved ones the answers they deserve.”

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