Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair could be tried for war crimes

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 05 August 2015 10:00
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The frontrunner in the Labour leadership race, Jeremy Corbyn, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight on Tuesday evening, and he wasn't afraid to say what he really thinks of Tony Blair.

The left-wing Islington North MP said that the former prime minister could be made to stand trial for war crimes when the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War is finally published.

“I think it was an illegal war... Therefore he (Blair) has to explain that,” he told Emily Maitlis.

We went into a war that was catastrophic, that was illegal, that cost us a lot of money, that lost a lot of lives... The consequences are still played out with migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, refugees all over the region.

When asked whether he thought Blair should be charged with war crimes, he replied:

If [Blair's] committed a war crime, yes. Everyone who's committed a war crime should be.

Watch the Newsnight segment in full below:

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