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Latest update : 2010-02-02

Guardian journalist calls for citizens’ arrest of Tony Blair

INTERNATIONAL PRESS REVIEW: The campaign has taken off! Last week The Guardian’s George Monbiot called for a citizen’s arrest of Tony Blair for leading the UK to war in Iraq. He has been blown away by the campaign’s success.

George Monbiot says it’s the last remaining solution – taking the law into our own hands and arresting Tony Blair. “The forensic failure of the Chilcot Inquiry illustrates what we learnt from the banking scandals – self-regulation doesn’t work,” he says.

Writing in today’s Guardian one week after the appeal was launched, he says “you can mock our feeble attempts to hold Tony Blair to account but only if you propose an alternative.”

The response to his campaign has been astonishing, says the journalist who claims it would take weeks to reply to all the pledges he has received in the past seven days. “There is a massive public appetite to see justice done.”

Monbiot opened a fund which has collected £9,000 to date in order to provide an incentive for prospective “arresters”.

Already one woman, Grace McCann, tried to apprehend Blair outside the Chilcot Inquiry last week. McCann qualifies for the first bounty: one quarter of the total pot at the time of her attempt.

Other stories in today’s international papers:

 International Herald Tribune: “Haiti officials vow to get tough on child smuggling”


Le Figaro: “Mossad’s shadowy war”

The Independent: “Haiti officials vow to get tough on child smuggling”
 

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