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Tony Blair defends Fern Britton interview


Tony Blair has defended his choice of words in an interview he gave to Fern Britton about the reasons for the Iraq war.

In the interview, recorded in July, Mr Blair had said he believed it would still have been right to invade Iraq even if it was known at the time that Saddam did not have the weapons of mass destruction.

But he told the Chilcot inquiry he "did not use the words regime change in that interview", and said he meant he "couldn't describe the nature of the threat in the same way if you knew then what you know now".


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