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Resignation letter fuels fresh Iraq 'cover up' storm

The Government is facing claims of a 'cover-up' today after a document emerged which suggested that Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC changed his mind about the legality of the Iraq war shortly before its outbreak.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Foreign Office published the resignation letter of Elizabeth Wilmshurst, who was the department's deputy legal adviser until shortly before the war.

In her March 18 2003 letter, Ms Wilmshurst made clear that she believed that the war would be illegal in the absence of a fresh United Nations resolution.

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