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Blair: the reckoning

Just weeks away from the publication of the Chilcot report on Iraq, Tony Blair still offers a vigorous defence of military action. Yet the legacy of Iraq is that although he also changed Britain in many ways, those reforms are now largely taken for granted or forgotten

By Bronwen Maddox   July 2016

Blair: "his own party is still grappling painfully with his legacy and with whether it needs to appeal to the centre ground" ©Ben Stansall/Getty Images

It’s been a difficult decade and a half in which to run a democracy. Two wars that did not go to plan—if I can put it like that—and a financial crisis that touched almost all the world have hardly helped…

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