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Robin Cook, one of the few politicians to whom morals meant more than career, has died aged 59. He was, without doubt, one of the most intelligent MPs to have sat in the Commons in recent years, and an extremely skilled debater. He isn’t someone I always agreed with, but he’s someone I always highly respected. There’s a full obituary on the BBC News site.

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