"In a complex final breakthrough concession, Tony Blair promised that - should he still be in power after the election - he would give MPs the opportunity to amend any part of the law they did not like."
Is this not what legislation is for? How can we now trust a promise made by a politician that is not backed by legislation? This seems a wonderful diversion - it is more valuable to get past this impasse now than it is damaging to renege on the promise later. Just as it was easier to say, trust me, I have sekrit dokuments, than it was to argue the case with the facts in the open. If in the future we will be told to stop fretting over the past, how can we afford to let things go by now?