Britain: minister Robin Cook has opposition to Iraq war marked on his gravestone


Robin CookFrom German news agency DPA:

Robin Cook has opposition to Iraq war marked on his gravestone

Published: Tuesday January 9, 2007

London- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has had his steadfast opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq engraved on his headstone in a cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland, it was reported Tuesday.

Cook, who died of a heart attack in August, 2005, aged 59, resigned as Leader of the House of Commons (parliament) in March 2003 in protest at Britain’s support for the invasion.

The headstone erected at his grave in Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh, carried the message: “I may not have succeeded in halting the war, but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war.”

11 thoughts on “Britain: minister Robin Cook has opposition to Iraq war marked on his gravestone

  1. Hi, thanks for commenting. Britain needs people of Robin Cook’s stature as well. I hope John McDonnell’s [see elsewhere on this blog] campaign to be elected new Labour party leader succeeds. However, Blair has severely damaged democratic mechanisms inside the Labour party, so it will be difficult.

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