The original article can be found on the Better Government Initiative website here.
THE CHILCOT REPORT: LESSONS FOR THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT
A commentary by the Better Government Initiative
1. The Chilcot report offers many lessons on how the government tackled policy towards Iraq
over an 8-year period. We now need to ask what, if anything, is there to prevent a future prime
Minister in some future crisis behaving as Mr. Blair did?
2. The government has promised that the statements and debates on the report before the
summer recess will not be the last word on the lessons to be learned. It will be important to
test this commitment in the coming months. We believe Select Committees have an important
role to play in this. Read more ›