Third of British people want to see Tony Blair tried as a war criminal over Iraq, finds YouGov poll

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(The Independent newspaper) Tony Blair should be tried as a war criminal over the Iraq War, according to a third of Britons surveyed in a new poll.

Carried out on the same day that the High Court blocked a bid by a former chief of the Iraqi Army’s staff to bring a private prosecution against the former prime minister, the YouGov survey asked 3,264 adults representative of the population in Britain to pick one of five statements that best summed up their views about him in respect of the Iraq War.

A third – 33 per cent – of those taking part in the survey chose “Mr Blair knowingly misled Parliament and the public and should be tried as a war criminal”.

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