Blunkett: Brown supported Iraq war to save job
Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Blunkett diaries, being serialised in the Guardian, claim that Gordon Brown opposed the war against Iraq. Only at the last minute did he give in, according to the diaries, when he realised that Blair would sack him otherwise.
Gordon Brown, interviewed by the Guardian, said he did not think Blunkett had ever said such a thing and that, if he was reported as having done so, he was being misquoted.
The diary entries are contemporary with the events and were recorded shortly after the Cabinet meeting on Iraq.
- Nicholas Watt and Julian Glover. "Blunkett: PM was ready to sack Brown over Iraq" — , October 11, 2006
- Genviève Roberts. "Chancellor 'forced to back Iraq war'" — , October 11, 2006
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