Goodbye Mo

Mo died this morning. She was only 55. My thoughts and sympathy go out to her family.

Mo, we’ll miss you. We need more politicians like you.


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The day I met Mo Mowlam

BBC obit
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PS: Note to the news broadcasters: you know when she got a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference… in the middle of Tony’s speech? Please, please, show that again.

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6 Responses to Goodbye Mo

  1. Steve says:

    It’s always the good ones, isn’t it?

  2. Sharon says:

    Feels that way. Makes you want to scream like a kid: Not fair! Not fair!

  3. How very sad. Bugger. And yes, that would be a good clip to show.

  4. Sharon says:

    Channel 4 News obliged. Twice. Heh heh heh. I don’t think they like Tone very much somehow…

  5. If I weren’t polite, I’d tell you what I heard a couple of guys in Brent Cross saying about him … let’s just say that it involved a graphic description of his sexual activities with Dubya!

    But you know, the Mo Mowlams and Robin Cooks never make it to PM, because, unlike Tone, they are actually willing to speak plainly and occasionally offend those who may need offending.

  6. Chris Williams says:

    The ‘good die young’ thesis works the other way as well:

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