Tony Blair is due to appear before the Chilcott Inquiry today. Before he travels he consults with his lawyers for reassurance he will not be arrested on arrival. What a legacy. I've never heard of a British ex-PM having the need for legal advice regarding their lawful standing in their own country.
Perhaps he's a wee bit concerned with the changes which are soon to take effect in Scots law. You can read the detail here because I have no knowledge of legal matters (I leave that to Lallands Peat Worrier and Love and Garbage), but here's a quote from the article:
“As an outcome of the meeting, we have sent an open letter to the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, asking him to amend the ICC (Scotland) Act 2001, adding the ‘crime of aggression’.
“If we did so it would be an excellent example to the rest of the world. It would send the clear message that we respect international law. It would prevent Scotland being dragged into murky and counterproductive military ventures in the future. I call on all MSPs to support such a move. Scotland could lead the fight against illegal war.”
Well done Scotland. I shouldn't think Tony Blair will be visiting anytime soon.