Families of British troops killed in Iraq are told they have ‘no chance’ of a prosecution against Tony Blair

Families of British troops killed in Iraq are told they have ‘no chance’ of a prosecution against Tony Blair

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(Daily Mail ) Families of British troops killed in Iraq have been told they have no chance of securing a prosecution against Tony Blair, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The Iraq War Families Campaign Group raised £150,000 and instructed lawyers to find evidence that the former Prime Minister committed ‘misfeasance in public office’ by allegedly misleading Parliament before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Now legal advisers have told the families that while there is evidence that Mr Blair acted unconstitutionally in a bid to justify the war, it would be futile to continue any legal action against him.

Relatives of fallen troops were told in a letter that recent case law, including the case brought by Gina Miller against the Government over Brexit, meant they could not win.

The campaign group is led by Reg Keys and Roger Bacon, both of whom lost sons during the war, which cost the lives of 179 UK Servicemen and women.

The group financed its legal fighting fund through crowdfunding, raising the required amount to instruct solicitors in a fortnight.

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