Please to hear the indefatigable late Robin Cook's resignation speech was chosen to start speech week on @BBCPM today.
Well worth listening to if you missed it.
#bbcpm #iraq #robincook #blair #UKlabour #UKpolitics
The speech is still remarkably prescient on so many levels:
Of the need for unilateralism and how Britain can't go it alone.
Of how this wasn't an objection to any and all military intervention.
Of how the problems although bit fully crystallised could be foreseen in advance.
Of how those who disagreed should not be seen as traitors.
Of the need to listen to the reports from experts.
The idea that an enemy can simultaneously be seen as well and on the verge of collapse, but still seem as a clear and present danger.
The list goes on.
Of the problems of complaints over biological and chemical weapons stockpiles when we supported their creation.
Of the need to apply the same rules to different cases.
Of the effect of narrow US elections on UK policy.
Of losing and alienating our traditional allies.
The list goes on and on.
Unfortunately Westminster now has free politicians of such calibre and conscience.
RIP Robin Cook
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