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Of Sofa Government and Facts.

The Chilcot Report was published this summer, after many years of waiting and expectation. I wrote about the report in a blog post on the date of publication. 2,585 more words

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Iraq Out & Loud @ the Edinburgh Fringe: my experience of reading the Chilcot Report

On Wednesday – just up the street, I was disappointed to note as an Edinburgh physics graduate, from a newly refurbished Appleton Tower (I mean come on, Edinburgh Uni, I know it was a dilapidated wreck that looked like it was made of life-sized Duplo bricks but that was part of its charm!) – I took my turn reading from the Chilcot Report on the UK’s role in the Iraq War, or “The Report of the Iraq Inquiry” to give it its Sunday name, at the Edinburgh Fringe. 694 more words

The Chilcot report offers important lessons about decision making for future generations of political leaders and officials

Much of the media reaction to the Chilcot report has inevitably focused on what it says about Tony Blair. However, the report also offers plenty of powerful long-term insights about decision making. 1,285 more words



Finally the wait for the Chilcot report is over. The report which took 7 years to be completed finds Britain’s role in the invasion and occupation of Iraq as unnecessary. 504 more words

James Heappey weekly: No.16

Week 4 July – 10 July

In a week when the UK was guaranteed its second female Prime Minister as Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom made it onto the ballot to be presented to Conservative Party members to elect their new leader, the United States seemed more divided than ever on the issues of race, guns and police violence as five police offers were shot dead in Dallas, Texas following two high profile police killings of unarmed black men, and Portugal and France made it into the Euro 2016 final, what did James Heappey do? 1,452 more words


Murder By Numbers, 2016: 6,000 Page Report Finds Tony Blair 'Racing Up High-Score Table'!

Seven years and 2.6m words later, the #IraqInquiry – chaired by Sir John Chilcot – is published, but key questions about the war remain #edu…

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The Most Important Publication of 2016

Nope – it’s not Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Some Rain Must Fall or Annie Proulx’s epic novel Barkskins or even Zero K by the master, Don DeLillo… 298 more words

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