Friday, August 19, 2005


Mo Mowlem and Robin Cook would've probably lived longer if they hadn't been politicians: it's a tough job. They were both dedicated and effective public servants, and I hope the next generation of Labour politicians is at least half as capable and principled and determined as them. It seems far too much to expect the newbies to equal let alone surpass their measure, as it is the sum of their accomplishment we remember them for: they both stood firm through the bad times and the good, while staying true to themselves when it counted. Hail and farewell.

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