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Robin Cook Resigns From UK Gov't  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Breaking news - I guess this is over Iraq. Oh well, another minister bites the dust.....


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Wow! Shocking.

Shame on him. For shame.

But a pity.



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Just heard it on the radio. He walked out during an emergency meeting of the commons!

DC-10


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Who's Robin Cook?

*filler*



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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

He is former foreign secretary and was (until 1 hour ago) head of the House of Commons. Ironically, he is the guy who was so keen to invade Iraq in 1991!


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Ahhh, alright. So he resigned because he was against the war in Iraq?


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
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Could be another cabinet minister resigning very soon, or maybe not.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Claire Short, like Robin Cook, will almost certainly go now, they had both said they would if war went ahead without a 2nd UN resolution.
But Short was for the action in Kosovo in 1999, however she would not have been pleased by being called 'Bomber Short' ever since by the left, who regarded her as one of their own.


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1248 times:

Did anyone see his speech to the House of Commons? I must say that I found it one of the better ones I have heard heard recently, he could not have outlined his case better.

Jeremiah



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1238 times:

"Shame on him. For shame"

Firstly, does anyone outside Eton actually say that? Secondly, any reason why it's a jolly shame, old boy?


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1219 times:

Well done Robin. It was an amazing speech. So brilliant and incisive in fact that he got something never seen in the Commons - a standing ovation.

But like all the rest of us, Tony will regard him as just being wrong.

Scotty


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
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That was one hell of a powerful speech, i'd be red-faced if i was a pro-war minister sitting in the House of Commons.



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

If you think that he quit for his principles you are mistaken. He's quit to further his own political ambitions. With Blair on a sticky wicket Cook thinks he will be ideally placed to replace him. Notice how he was desperate to be first to go especially when Short had already announced that she would resign.

And another thing, how can you trust someone as weird looking as him?


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

I doubt if Cook went for political ambition, if Blair goes most likely Gordon Brown will be PM, and him and Cook have a feud going back to the 1970's


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Pretty good speech, indeed.

I didn´t have a chance to listen to it live, but read it here:

Robin Cook on Iraq


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