Friday, August 19, 2005

Mo Mowlam

It is very sad to hear that Mo Mowlam has died, especially as she was only 55. It is not clear whether her death is related to her previous brain tumour. She went into hospital at the end of July before being moved to a hospice.

She was one member of the Labour party who it was hard not to admire and respect, regardless of your political persuasion. She took brave and decisive action during her time at the Northern Ireland Office, where she made real inroads into the peace process.

She also seemed like a good laugh – an approachable person who you could happily prop the bar up with.