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Blair 'could face charge'.

MPS could vote on whether Tony Blair is guilty of contempt in the House of Commons, following accusations he deceived MPs over the Iraq war.

David Davis, a Tory former cabinet minister when Britain invaded Iraq, said he will make a motion of contempt about Mr Blair in the Commons this week.

It comes after Lord Prescott, the deputy prime minister at the time of the 2003 invasion, claimed the Iraq War was illegal.

Mr Davis said if his motion is accepted by Speaker John Bercow, it could be debated before Parliament breaks up for the summer.

The former shadow Home Secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr show: "I'm going to put down a contempt motion, a motion which says that Tony Blair has held the House in contempt.

"It's a bit like contempt of court. Essentially by deceit."

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