Families of troops killed in Iraq last night reacted with fury to revelations that Tony Blair supported the US over the 2003 war a year before the first bombs fell.

A leaked White House memo from March 2002 tells George Bush that ‘Blair will be with us’ a full 12 months ahead of the conflict.

Relatives of those who died in action last night hit out at the ‘treachery’ and ‘deceit’ used by the former PM – who had told voters at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution with Baghdad.

And politicians said the bombshell email now proves that Blair had made up his mind to support the US in the war ‘come what may’ and that it is now ‘game, set and match’ in the case against the former Labour leader.

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