Don’t think King George and the Poodle will like this:
War legality advice to be disclosed
Thursday May 25, 2006 12:58 PM
The Attorney General’s office has been ordered to disclose information leading to his advice on the legality of invading Iraq in 2003.
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas upheld requests for an explanation of Lord Goldsmith’s statement to Parliament on March 17 in that year.
In a letter to the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, Mr Thomas said the Attorney General’s confidential advice to the Government, on March 7, had been “significantly more equivocal in nature”.
He added: “There is a public interest in establishing the extent to which published statements are consistent with fuller advice that had been given.”