Alastair Campbell, right-hand man to Tony Blair during the run up to the invasion of Iraq (and beyond), is today giving testimony at the Chilcot inquiry in London. The Guardian has rolling updates from his appearance at the inquiry HERE. It seems Campbell's sticking to his guns and loyally defending his old chum.
11.18am: Here are the main points so far:
* Campbell attacked Sir Christopher Meyer for what he said in his evidence about Blair's visit to Crawford. He also said Meyer was "churlish" in refusing to accept that Blair subsequently persuaded Bush to involve the UN.
* Campbell denied Blair agreed to support regime change at the meeting in Crawford. He also denied that Blair made any military commitments at that meeting.
* Campbell insisted that, up until March 2003, Blair was trying to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
See previous posts about the inquiry HERE and HERE.