This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Impeach Tony Blair for War Crimes

The illegal war against Iraq, a sovereign state, led to the deaths of over 400 British Military personnel and an unknown number of Iraqi nationals. The effects of the war have been so far-reaching that the world has become a more dangerous place.

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Tony Blair claimed that the invasion of Iraq was justified by the presence of weapons of mass destructions which could be readied within forty minutes. These claims were not merely mistakes in intelligence, they were blatant lies. Tony Blair, under the influence of George W Bush, went to war simply to effect regime change, an act contrary to international law. He has been protected by the British Establishment and he must be investigated and charged if sufficient evidence is found.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

We cannot accept a petition calling for impeachment because this procedure is now considered obsolete. It is not therefore clear what action could be taken on this petition.

This note explains the history of impeachment and the current position:

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.