6 in 10 Brits believe Brown lied about Iraq war funding

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London, Mar. 20 (ANI): Six out of ten Britons believe that Prime Minister Gordon Brown lied to the nation about forces' funding.

According to a Sun News/YouGov poll, they thought the PM knew the truth but presented the twisted version to the Iraq War Inquiry panel and MPs.

The poll also found that just one in five - 22 per cent - think Brown made a genuine mistake, while 17 per cent don't have any opinion on it.

On Wednesday, Brown admitted he misled Sir John Chilcot's inquiry when he said defence cash went up every year in real terms under Labour.

However, a Commons watchdog found the budget went down for four years while he was Chancellor.

The embarrassing admission fuelled calls for Brown to be recalled to the inquiry to "clarify" his evidence.

The paper quoted Shadow Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox as saying: "Labour's credibility on defence has been shot to pieces.

"Right up to the election we will remind Labour they denied troops vital body armour, cut the helicopter budget in the middle of two wars by 1.4billion pounds and did not provide sufficient armoured vehicles," he added.

However, Brown's official spokesman said: "I don't think he has ever had anything to hide on this." (ANI)

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