So, Tony Blair now says that it would still have been right to remove Saddam Hussein even if they had known there were no weapons of mass destruction. I agree, and said so at the time. He was a man who had committed genocide against his own people and cconstantly ignored UN resolutions calling him to account.
But what a pity it was that Tony Blair didn't make that case at the time and instead hid behind the skirts of patchy intelligence, dressed up as definite. I suspect he would have taken quite a lot of the country along with him. Instead, people now believe he deliberately lied about the case for WMDs. And that is something he will never be able to escape from.
I am intrigued that he chose to give an interview to Fern Britton just ahead of giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry. It's almost as if by giving this interview he might be trying to influence Sir John's line of questioning. I wouldn't put it past him.