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Iraq — Declaration of War — 18 Mar 2003 at 22:00
The motion voted through by a majority of MPs agreed that the Government “should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction”.
This resulted in the United Kingdom joining the United States led invasion of Iraq two days later.
A proposed change to this motion saying that This House “believes that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established” had just been voted down. A number of MPs voted in one and not the other, or voted inconsistently. Earlier in the year, during the build-up to war, there had been three other votes in favour of the Government policy.
The (unusually long – please scroll down for votes) motion itself read: