Iraq verdict fills papers
Tuesday's newspapers are full of interpretations of the ruling of the committee examining intelligence on Iraq.

Several of them think the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has left the government with a number of difficult questions to answer over the decision to go to war in Iraq.

The Independent's headline sums up the problem for many of the papers: "Sexed up reports. Dodgy dossiers. Accusation and counter-claim. The inquiry into the war in Iraq became mired in personalities and side issues."

In short, the story is complicated. The Independent's front page is covered in questions and text in a bid to analyse the fall-out for the government.

The Guardian seeks to illustrate the scrutiny the prime minister is under with a cropped, close-up photograph of his face.

The image, that simply shows Mr Blair's left eye, nose and grinning mouth, peers out of the front page.

The headline reads: "Blair told: it's time to answer vital questions."

The paper thinks that the government's reply should be given in weeks.

The Daily Mirror's front page also crops the head of Mr Blair - it's flanked by the heads of the foreign secretary Jack Straw and the defence secretary, Geoff Hoon.

The headline above reads "GUILTY!" The paper argues the men took the country to "war on the false grounds that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was about to use them".

Inside, the paper demands "a full, independent judicial investigation into the events which led to this war - just as there was after the Falklands war".

The Daily Mail is scathing in its criticism of the government.

Alastair Campbell, it says, was "cleared by the skin of his teeth" of embellishing a critical Iraqi dossier last September.

The Sun has a different interpretation. It concludes that "defiant BBC bosses were on the ropes last night".

In its editorial, the paper argues that "Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell did their duty honestly and fearlessly in the Iraq war, however much the BBC might wring its hands".

On its front page, the Sun reports that one million families are losing out on child tax credit. The paper says "many were left frustrated and out of pocket as Inland revenue phonelines hit meltdown".

The Sun describes the tax credit as "a noble idea. But by once again making it so complicated to claim benefits, Brown has shot himself in the foot".