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'Deep divisions' over war in Iraq.

BIRMINGHAMMP Andrew Mitchell (Con Sutton Coldfield) remembers rows over the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He told MPs: "In my constituency, there were very deep divisions."

He added: "I rememb" going home to have dinner with my wife, who has always been viscerally opposed to the war and believes it was a terrible mistake."

The MP said he w" persuaded by Tony Blair to support the invasion.

But in a debate about the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the war - which has been going on for six years now - one MP asked Mr Mitchell if he had been "duped".

Mr Mitchell said: "The question whether we were duped is exactly the reason the process of this inquiry is so important."

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Feb 1, 2015
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