According to the independent newspaper, Tony Blair’s former spin-doctor Alastair Campbell is reportedly set to escape serious criticism by the Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war.
Despite Mr Campbell having a role in the creation of the infamous “dodgy dossier”, the flak, it has been claimed, will fall on the former Prime Minister and intelligence officials in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq. The dossier, based on faulty intelligence, claimed that dictator Saddam Hussein had the capabilities to hit British targets in Cyprus in 45 minutes.
The newspaper added, Unlike Mr Blair and others it is reported that Mr Campbell has not received a letter from the Chilcot inquiry outlining where he will be censured. Under the Maxwellisation process those facing serious criticism from such a report are given a period of time to respond to its conclusions before publication.