Monday, August 8, 2005

Hamba Kahle, Robin Cook

Earlier this year I was giving evidence at a Parliamentary Hearing at Westminister when I saw Robin Cook for the first time in the flesh. He was a slight man, but strode, needless to say, across the floor of Portcullis House confidently. On seeing him I had to supress my somewhat school-boy-like instinct which was to bound over to him, shake his hand and thank him for the stance he took on the Iraq War and his resignation from the UK Cabinet over the issue. I am sure he got that all the time. He was undoubtebly close to Labour, and involved in creating the new Labour spin, but when it came down to it, he acted with principle. His recent and sudden death is a loss. Hamba Kahle. To read more about him click here.