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PM Cameron welcomes report

British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the Iraq War Inquiry report and its findings during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, and announced a further two-day discussion in the House of Commons.

Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, who was one among a minority of parliamentarians who had against the resolution proposing U.K.’s entry into the war, and who was subsequently a key figure in the anti-war group Stop War, described the war as an “act of military aggression launched on a false pretext”. “We now know that the House was misled in the run-up to the war and the House must now decide how to deal with it 13 years later,” he said.

Former International Development Secretary, Claire Short, who had resigned from Mr. Blair’s Cabinet in protest, said “I tried my damndest to prevent it and I failed and for that I feel terrible.” She said that the Chilcot report had showed up the “informality” of decision-making at the time. “We must never do this again,” she said.