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Mo Mowlam has died


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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Mo Mowlam, one of the most popular members of New Labour, has died following a long illness due to a brain tumour. The former Northern Ireland Secretary’s biggest political achievement was the overseeing of the negotiations which led to the Good Friday agreement in 1998, but above and beyond that, she will be remembered for being one of the true characters of modern politics, charismatic and controversial in equal measure. She will be fondly remembered by many. There is a full obituary on the BBC site.

This 708th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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