Sir Peter calls for Blair impeachment


Sir Peter Tapsell, MP for Louth and Horncastle, said in the House of Commons last week that former Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached.

Sir Peter said in the Commons that the former PM should be impeached for allegedly misleading the House on the necessity of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The Father of the House suggested that back bench MPs could use ancient powers to bring Blair before Parliament to answer the allegation.

Speaking in the House of Commons Sir Peter said: “Is the Prime Minister (David Cameron) aware of the growing sentiment that, as the publication of the Chilcot report has been so long delayed, the ancient but still existing power of back benchers to commence the procedure of impeachment should now be activated to bring Tony Blair to account for allegedly misleading the House.”

David Cameron replied: “I would say to [Sir Peter] that it is important that we see the results of the Iraq inquiry.

“It has had access to all of the papers, all of the officials and all of the ministers.

“Frankly, if the Iraq inquiry had started when the Conservative party and indeed the Liberal Democrats suggested it, the report would have been published by now.”