July 22nd, 2010

A Happy Accident

Nick Clegg has always believed the Iraq war was illegal. Airing this view in opposition was one thing, proclaiming it from the despatch box quite another. I don't suppose he intended to do it. I imagine he got carried away and the word that he's used so many times before just slipped out.  The government is spinning for all its worth, but his view is on the record now- with the weight of his office behind it.  He has embarrassed his coalition partners- who mostly voted for the war- and given international jurists something to work with if they ever decide to prosecute Blair and his colleagues. Ain't that grand!