Jeremy Corbyn says Labour should apologise for the Iraq War

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Jeremy Corbyn, one of the four candidates to lead the Labour Party, has said that if he was elected he would apologise on behalf of the party for the Iraq War.

Tony Blair, the then Prime Minister, took the UK into war in Iraq in 2003 and neither he or other Labour leaders have apologised for the intervention.

Corbyn said in an article for the Guardian newspaper:

“So it is past time that Labour apologised to the British people for taking them into the Iraq war on the basis of deception and to the Iraqi people for the suffering we have helped cause. Under our Labour, we will make this apology”.

He added that if he were leader “the UK would never again flout the United Nations and international law”.