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Lindsey German: Why Jeremy Corbyn is right to call for the Labour party to apologise for the Iraq war

Jeremy Corbyn, frontrunner to be the next leader of the Labour Party, and the national chair of Stop the War Coalition, has said that, if he becomes leader, he will issue an apology on behalf of Labour for the illegal Iraq war.

In this interview with Channel 4 News, Stop the War convenor Lindsey German says Jeremy Corbyn's proposal that Labour be held to account for the Iraq war will be popular and is the right thing to do.

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Sign this petition calling on all candidates for the Labour leadership to support Jeremy Corbyn's proposal that the Labour party apologise for the Iraq war

We welcome Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge that if elected leader he will apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for the war in Iraq. We call on the other Labour leader candidates to also pledge they will do likewise.

I agree with Jeremy Corbyn that the Iraq war was a foreign policy mistake of horrendous proportions, for British democracy, for the Labour Party and especially for the people of Iraq. I believe that politicians should stand up and admit when they are wrong and if they Labour Party is to put this issue behind us once and for all. SIGN HERE...