Robin Cook Dies

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  1. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has died at the age of 59, after collapsing on a walking holiday. He was strongly opposed to the war in Iraq, resigning from the Cabinet in 2003 on the eve of the start of hostilities.

    I was never a fan of Cook, but I gained a lot of respect for him after he resigned his position due to his principles and ethics. We could do with a few more politicians like that...

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  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I was never a fan either but of the present government he was the only one with any principals.
     
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    am i the only one that thought that his was a PR stunt and he only really wanted to be PM latter on and get the moral kudos?
     
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    Interesting thought... I suppose now we'll never know if there was any ulterior motive there. He was apparently tipped for a possible
    return to Government, according to some – who knows where that could have led?
     
  5. geese macrumors 6502a

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    Well, thats a very tenuous way of worming your way into the PM job, especially if Gordon Brown was widely assumed to be the next PM.

    I think Robin Cook was a genuine politician, and believed that his Iraq resignation was genuine.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    at first i thought we were talking about Robin Cook the medical-thriller novelist.... :eek:
     
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    so did i, my first reaction was "oh no one of my favorite authors T_T"

    now its "oh, ok then"
     
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    i rather liked Robin Cook. odd looking fella.

    nobody in this world is better than Boris Johnson, he could be god.
     
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    My prayers go out the the family and friends of Robin Cook. May he rest in peace.
     
  10. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    He stood his ground, which won him support from all the political spectrum.
     
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    I liked Robin Cook :(

    59, what an age to go at, far too young.
     

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