Ken Livingstone claims ‘establishment and oil industry’ saved Tony Blair from prosecution|Luke Dolan, talkRADIO.co.uk, August 8, 2017.
The former Mayor of London spoke to George Galloway about the decision to dismiss a charge against the former Prime Minister
Ken Livingstone has said he was “unsurprised” by the High Court’s decision to block a bid to prosecute Tony Blair.
In July, the court judges dealt with a charge brought by a former Iraqi army Chief of Staff, General Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat.
Rabbat claimed the former Prime Minister committed a crime of aggression in opting to invade Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein. But his lawyers didn’t convice the High Court Justices, who said the case had no prospect of succeeding as the crime alleged by Rabbat did not exist in British law.
Livingstone – the former Mayor of London – said this outcome wasn’t particularly unexpected.
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