Gordon Brown, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister, has written in his memoirs that the British Government was misled over the scale of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Brown wrote that the United States didn’t pass on information that their intelligence had received which questioned the scale of the weapons that Saddam Hussein possessed.
“If I am right that somewhere within the American system the truth about Iraq’s lack of weapons was known, then we were not just misinformed but misled on the critical issue”.
He also noted that he only became aware of the situation after he had left office in 2010. Brown also said that the UK may not have become involved in military action with Iraq if the US intelligence had been passed on.