Listening to Clare Short's evidence to the Chilcot Enquiry this morning has got to be excruciating for Labour and Blair in particular. Clare is not pulling any punches and seems, if anything, that she is out to tell it the way it was, warts and all. Who do we believe? Blair, Campbell, Goldsmith and Straw - all who have to defend their actions - or do we believe Short who resigned over the conflict and has nothing to lose? I'm sure Clare has an axe to grind, but I can't help feeling that she is telling us the truth.
Here are a few lines from her evidence:
"We asked for a briefing... This just didn't come and didn't come."
"It became clear there was some sort of block on communications."
She told the Iraq inquiry the cabinet had not been a "decision-making body" and called Parliament a "rubber stamp".
Clare is still giving evidence live, and you can watch it by clicking HERE.