The problem in Britain is that our legal system in the civil courts is based on 'a balance of probability' and that means anyone can say what they want and the judge decides. So much abuse of the oath and rare prosecutions is sending out a clear message that is it is OK to lie in court. I am told in the high court it is based on 'points of law' with evidence.
In relation to Iraq, the invasion was illegal and Tony Blair took the decision to support this against people who knew better. Perhaps he is stupid or he got carried away in his role where his ego has not been in check. I am more inclined to think he knew what he was doing and even if he did not, he made a very serious decision that he knew people would be killed. In this situation thousands of innocent people are dead - he must pay the price for his involvement in this.
The rule of law must be applied now or what next? Our society is declining with criminals boasting of crimes. Lawyers and police close ranks and they have been seen to be lying too. When those who work in law enforcement in a country do not respect or abide by the law, this will impact our society as a whole.
Even though immunity no longer applies there is still reluctance to prosecute fraud and legal corruption.
Time will tell if Tony Blair will serve a prison sentence for all the 'innocent peoples lives' taken in the illegal invasion to Iraq!
Article by Pauline Maria
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