The Daily Telegraph, By David Hughes, April 29, 2005
LONDON: Tony Blair's credibility was blown apart yesterday by the bombshell leak of the Attorney-General's top-secret legal advice on invading Iraq. It revealed that the Prime Minister persistently lied to Parliament and the public about the legal basis for the war.
For two years Mr Blair has refused to publish the advice, citing confidentiality, while insisting the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, was 'unequivocal' that the war was lawful. Last night's sensational leak to a TV news station reveals the true reason for its suppression – it was full of warnings that the invasion could be illegal.
It means the PM has not told the truth on the pivotal question: Was the war legal?
The revelation came minutes after Mr Blair declared on TV: 'I have never told a lie.'"