Petition To Release The Iraq War Inquiry Gets 10k Signatures In One Day

A petition backed by UKIP Defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP and party leader Nigel Farage calling for the immediate release of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq war has reached over 10,000 signatures in a little over 24 hours.

The report has been delayed for years and it was announced yesterday that it is unlikely to be released before the general election. Although the Labour Party are not being blamed for the delay, they are expected to be criticised in the report making it explosive before the election.

Mike Hookem said: “I’m delighted to see that the petition has already reached 10,000 signatures.

“It underscores the strength of feeling that the British public have about discovering the truth about the Iraq War. A war that cost the British people £10bn, 179 British soldiers’ lives, and mired a country in division and terror for the foreseeable future.”

“I really do urge people if they haven’t already to visit the website, releasechilcot.com, sign the petition and then to share it with their family, friends and neighbours as we really do all deserve answers.”​

The report has been delayed for years, and it was announced yesterday that it is unlikely to be released before the general election. Although the Labour Party are not being blamed for the delay, they are expected to be criticised in the report making it explosive before the election.

The inquiry took evidence from over a hundred witnesses, including Tony Blair. The evidence sessions ended in 2011, leading to serious concerns about the cause of the delays. It can be found here.


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