Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:4AM
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses a news conference in London on July 6, 2016, following the outcome of the Iraq Inquiry report. (AFP)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses a news conference in London on July 6, 2016, following the outcome of the Iraq Inquiry report. (AFP)

Senior figures from Labour and the Scottish National party are considering calls for legal action against Tony Blair following severe criticisms from the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry.

MPs led by Alex Salmond could try to impeach the former prime minister.  An ancient law, last used in 1806 could ensure Blair never holds office again. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ruled out putting former British prime minister Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.  However, Mr. Salmond, the former Scottish first minister, said there “has to be a judicial or political reckoning.”

Salmond added, “179 British war dead, 150,000 immediate dead from the Iraq conflict, the Middle East in flames, the world faced with an existential crisis on terrorism – these are just some of the reasons perhaps he should understand why people don’t hold him in the highest regard.” How do the public feel about the Chilcot Report?  Do families of soldiers who died in Iraq feel deceived by Tony Blair?  These are the simple questions we sought to answer.