The Chilcot Inquiry-inquiry: Farcical probe launched into Iraq War report delay
The Times reported on Monday that barrister Andrew Green QC will be examining the delay. There’s no word yet about when it will be complete.
Social media users were withering in their response.
Bloody hell they're doing an Inquiry into why the Chilcot Inquiry took so long. What if that inquiry takes forever pic.twitter.com/VINVqCdvp9— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) April 4, 2016
The process known as ‘Maxwellization’ will come under particular scrutiny. The practice allows those criticized in an inquiry to examine and contest allegations against them. It has been blamed for delaying Chilcot’s report.
@hansmollman 'Archaeologists believe the Chilcot Inquiry originally began in the late Brownite Era after population movement in Mesopotamia'— Joe Oliver (@joe_oliver) April 4, 2016
The inquiry began nearly seven years ago and is yet to report. Publication was put back even further to account for the EU referendum on June 23.
Politicians and the families of soldiers killed in the 2003 Iraq invasion and subsequent insurgency have repeatedly demanded that report’s publication.
The year is 2030, Harrison Ford stars in Indiana Jones and the Chilcot Inquiry Scrolls https://t.co/StZZ6XGwLT— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) April 4, 2016
It is expected to run to around 2 million words, according to some reports.
The inquiry website estimates the report’s cost to the taxpayer at just over £2 million (US$2.85 million). Other estimates allege it will cost upwards of £10 million if and when published.
Now there is to be an official inquiry into delay in Chilcott report. Don't need an inquiry. Answer is: Tony Blair— Andrew Pierce (@toryboypierce) April 4, 2016
In 2015, Labour peer Lord Morris of Abevaron appeared to suggest the panel should be sacked, telling the Mirror newspaper Prime Minister David Cameron should make “the case for discharging the Chairman and members of the Chilcot Inquiry” with a view to publishing an “interim report.”
RT is yet to receive a reply to its inquiry about the date of the inquiry into the inquiry.