Friday, August 19, 2005

Mo Mowlam

Just a short note as my nose is applied firmly to the grindstone fixing my “Small Print” fiasco. I was saddened to read of the passing of former Labour politician, Mo Mowlam, earlier today. She was one of the genuine stars of the Party and will be remembered primarily as the architect of the Good Friday agreement. She brought about this remarkable achievement by listening to both sides and gaining their trust: a textbook study in conflict resolution. She had fought a brain tumour for a decade and eventually lost her battle at thetragically young age of 55. Her death comes less than two weeks after Robin Cook which is really too much.

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