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By the end of his six hour cross examination by the Iraq Inquiry panel this week Alastair Campbell must have felt as if he had been, in Dennis Healy’s immortal phrase, “savaged by a dead sheep”. Arriving at the Chilcot Inquiry, the bags under his eyes suggested that Tony Blair’s former communications and strategy director might have suffered a few sleepless nights. But by the end of his ‘grilling’ by an ineffectual panel, he seemed relaxed and…

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