It is hard to imagine how the Chilcot Inquiry into Iraq could be any further delayed. But it seems it might be, in order to assist those arguing to keep Britain in the European Union.
Ben Barry, of the Institute for Strategic Studies comments:
“If Chilcot is doing his job, I suspect many key New Labour figures will be criticised. Whilst many of them are not as active in politics as they once were, they are still figures who could make a positive contribution to Cameron’s campaign to remain in Europe. So delaying a report that might damage or even destroy their reputations might be an understandable judgment call.”
This is most likely to be a reference to former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. A keen supporter of Remain, his son, Will Straw, is the Executive Director of Britain Stronger in Europe.