Adding to a growing chorus of disapproval emanating from Europe, Tony Blair’s official spokesman has said Saddam Hussein’s execution “shouldn’t have happened in that way.”

Earlier, Gordon Brown, the man widely expected to be Britain’s next prime minister, said the hanging was “completely unacceptable,” calling it a “deplorable set of events.”


The manner in which Saddam Hussein’s execution was conducted was “completely wrong,” the prime minister’s official spokesman has said.

The hanging, which mobile phone footage showed was preceded by Saddam Hussein being taunted, “shouldn’t have happened in that way,” the spokesman added.

Tony Blair has been criticised for not commenting since the footage emerged.

Earlier, Chancellor Gordon Brown told BBC One’s “Sunday AM” the events were “deplorable” and “unacceptable.”

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