What of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg? Is he an innocent in this matter?
The answer is "No" since he, too, was informed of concerns regarding the legality of the Afghanistan War sent on 13th February 2010 in the email whose text follows.
URGENT FAO Nick Clegg: Afghan War unlawful by virtue of UK Law
I ask you as a matter of urgency to seek legal advice, since I believe the Afghan War is unlawful in UK law by virtue of it meeting the definition of "terrorism" in Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
I am aware that on the floor of the House you support the troop's actions. In so doing, you are supporting "terrorism" as defined in UK law and lauding the actions of those who are committing criminal offences specified in the Terrorism Act 2000.
for one description of the argument, and here for another (with a little polemic too, but a detailed legal argument later in the post):
I believe you have a duty to investigate this as a matter of urgency given that:
1. The British Armed Forces are acting contrary to UK law
2. British Officers would be liable to life imprisonment on conviction by virtue of committing offences under Section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000
3. British soldiers who die or are maimed are doing as "terrorists" as defined in Section 40 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
4. Use of public funds for unlawful purpose makes many civil servants liable to prosecution, in addition to specific offences detailed in Sections 15 to 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Since Nick Clegg was informed about the illegality of the Afghanistan War in February 2010, why is he now committing offences contrary to Section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000?
That is an important question that Mr. Clegg should answer publicly.