I have just been shocked by a banner headline in a Sunday newspaper in France. Robin Cook Dead. What a shock, and bad news for all of thus who oppose the Blairite faithful. It is strange, thinking back, how much it seemed to hurt Cook to have to oppose his former Leader. I had many difference with Cook, not least his support for the daily bombing of Iraq (the war didn't start in 2003, whatever myth the BBC continue to peddle) when he was Foreign Secretary. However, this letter in The Guardian struck a nerve with me.
No one is more dangerous than a politician who will put principle before ambition. Robin Cook, rest in peace.
Annandale, Virginia, USA
Hattersley on Robin Cook is also worth a read.