Tony Blair and Lord Prescott in a cabinet meeting
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Iraq intelligence 'not very substantial' says Prescott

The former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has told the Iraq Inquiry the intelligence on Iraq's weapons threat was not "very substantial".

He said he was "nervous" about the intelligence being presented in 2002 - some of which he said was based on "tittle-tattle".

However, he said he did not have the knowledge to challenge the assessments.

He defended the military action taken as "legal" and said he would take the same decision again.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 30 Jul 2010