Tony Blair’s government discussed plans with British firms to exploit oil opportunities in ‘post Saddam Iraq’ five months before joining the invasion of the country.
Secret papers reveal that then international trade minister Baroness Symons told energy firms back in November 2002 that they should be given a share of the country’s huge oil reserves.
The Labour peer also lobbied the Bush administration on BP’s behalf amid fears the firm was being locked out of lucrative deals it believed the U.S. was striking with other countries.
The revelations, in minutes of meetings between oil executives and the Labour government in late 2002, appear to be at odds with their insistence Iraq’s vast oil reserves were not a consideration ahead of the March 2003 invasion.
I don't have a problem with the oil being carved up. After all we need oil and if the US were going to invade and British Troops were illegally involved, tell us. Don't give us some shite that 99% of the stupid fuckers out there who watch crap coming out of the box in the corner believe, giving them the chance to start the post 9/11 security clampdown!
WMD, aye that'll be fucking right. That's why we need a Scottish Parliament with Scottish politicians who can't get too far above the people, like in all small countries, of which Iceland is shining example. Let's hope the SNP get in and take us down the road to independence. Sooner or later, the English, will get fed up with us meddling in English affairs and tell us to gettaefu, (ya basa)!