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By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent

06 October 2003

Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary, kept a diary throughout the turbulent period leading up to war in Iraq. In it he reveals for the first time the extent of disquiet in the Cabinet and claims that Tony Blair knew Iraq had no useable weapons of mass destruction shortly before Britain joined the US-led attack on Saddam Hussein.

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