In 2006, Professor Gilbert Burnham and three others, published in the Lancet an updated estimate of the official death toll in the Iraq War, of around 100 000. They suggested 601 000.
Labour Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair, was an explicit ally of the US president, George Bush, who launched the campaign and was responsible for deceiving Parliament and the people of the UK as to the justification for the war.
Today in the Daily Record, the Scottish Labour leader, Anas Sarwar, says of Tony Blair:
“Knighthoods are not made by me. Clearly former prime ministers do get awarded knighthoods typically.
“And whilst I vociferously disagreed with Tony Blair on the Iraq war in particular, what we can’t deny is that we had a UK Labour government that did transform people’s lives here in the UK.https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/anas-sarwar-praises-tony-blair-25904525
I’ve searched for any evidence of Sarwar speaking out against the Iraq war, ever. I see nothing. Half a million of his co-religionists dead at the hands of his party leader but some improvements in child poverty are enough to forgive him?
I was at the hundred thousand-strong protest march in Glasgow on Saturday 15th February. He was a 20 year-old student at the time.