When Tony Blair lied to the House of Commons - 24th September 2002 - well.... one of the times he did.
Tony Blair (Prime Minister at the time) to Parliament on 24 September 2002:
"I am aware, of course, that people will have to take elements of this on the good faith of our intelligence services, but this is what they are telling me, the British prime minister, and my senior colleagues. The intelligence picture that they paint is one accumulated over the last four years. It is extensive, detailed and authoritative. It concludes that Iraq has chemicaland biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes, including against his own Shia population, and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability."
The truth is that the government started a war on a cooked-up pretext, misled Parliament and a host of inquiries to cover this up and is still covering it up. The war remains a matter of life and death, but the cover-up has grave implications for our democracy... says Chris Ames , the indefatigable author of the http://www.iraqdossier.com/
Find out where his battle for the Truth about the sexed up dossier is up to at the Index of Censorship..."Unfinished business"
The FCO and No 10 ? The Stasi were more open.