By Glen Rangwala and Dan Plesch
At the end of August 2004, Members of Parliament in Britain joined together to start a process that could lead to the impeachment of Prime Minister Blair “for High Crimes and Misdemeanours in relation to the invasion of Iraq“.
The MPs from different parties published a report setting out “compelling evidence of deliberate repeated distortion, seriously misleading statements and culpable negligence on the part of the Prime Minister. This misconduct is in itself more than sufficient to require his resignation … The core conclusion of this report is that the impeachment of the Prime Minister has a strong basis in fact, and established precedent in parliamentary law.”
Dr Glen Rangwala lectures in politics at Cambridge University.
Dan Plesch is an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London.