Saturday, 6 August 2016

The late Robin Cook

On this date in 2005 the death of Robin Cook was announced. As Foreign Secretary in the Labour Government formed after the general election held on 1 May 1997, he played a significant part in overcoming the UK and US intransigence that was preventing a neutral venue Lockerbie trial. According to the report in The Independent:

As Foreign Secretary in Labour's first term, he sought to implement a more ethical approach to Britain's relations with the rest of the world. Mr Cook himself had listed his proudest achievements in Government as: "Breaking the deadlock in the Lockerbie case; defending Kosovo; saving lives and relieving suffering in Sierra Leone; contributing to the fall of Milosevic; transforming Britain's relations with Europe; rebuilding respect for Britain in the world."

Items on this blog referring to Robin Cook can be found here.

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