'It doesn't alter my opinion of Tony Blair'

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to donate the profits from his memoirs to a sports centre for badly injured soldiers.

A spokesman said Mr Blair would hand over the reported £4.6m advance payment plus all royalties to honour "their courage and sacrifice".

The Royal British Legion will receive the money after the book, called A Journey, is published next month.

Peter Brierley, whose son was killed in Iraq on military service, has said the gesture will not change his opinion of the former British prime minister.

Mr. Brierly has been campaigning for Tony Blair to face legal proceedings over his role in the Iraq conflict.

  • Published
  • Section
    BBC News