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Tomorrow, Reg’s unyielding battle for justice will be recognised in a powerful 90-minute BBC film written by Jimmy Mc Govern.
And here, in his own words, he tells why the sheer wickedness of Tony Blair must finally be brought to account…It was the largest single loss of life inflicted on British troops by enemy forces since the Falklands War, but it would become notorious for reasons other than that.
I won’t be able to put Iraq behind me until all of the peddlers of deceit – Blair, spin doctor Alastair Campbell, former Home Secretary Jack Straw, Geoff Hoon, Sir Richard Dearlove – have acknowledged what they did. Until recently I had little faith that the Chilcot Report would do much to help secure justice, but now I feel a little more hopeful.
He refused to say to Andrew Marr that he would accept the findings of the Chilcot Report. Jimmy Mc Govern pointed out the similarities between Hillsborough and the Red Caps – avoidable disasters followed by cover-ups by the authorities and then a long battle for the truth.
After all, Tim is best known for films such as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. During the war itself – in the days when deaths of soldiers would be announced on the news before their families had been told – whenever bad news flashed up on the screen, I used to think: ‘Please let that be somebody else’s son, not mine.’So I’ve become accustomed to those feelings and I was still in a raw emotional state when I got home the day after the screening.
‘That would be the famous Scouse sense of humour would it, Jimmy? There, waiting for me on the doormat with what now feels like inevitable timing, was a letter from Sir John Chilcot. Relatives who want to read the summary of the two-million word report must be at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster at 8am on the day. We cannot leave the building or use our phones during that period. It’s about the 6,000 service personnel who sustained life-changing injuries; those who lost limbs or had their mental health shattered.
Mr Blair won but I was able to make a speech after the count, asking him for an apology for Tom’s death. The film begins with my late wife Sally and I receiving the news of Tom’s death from two officers from Army Notification. Tim Roth (left, as Reg) with Elliot Tittensor and Anna Maxwell Martin in the BBC film, which will be shown tomorrow night.Tim Roth plays me and Anna Maxwell Martin plays Sally. When Jimmy Mc Govern, the writer of Reg, told me he’d been cast, I thought he was joking. We then went into the reception where the choir sang again and guests joined in. Reg stood as an anti-war candidate in 2005 in Tony Blair's Sedgefield constituency Over the years, I’ve become used to feeling guilty.