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Who Heeded Cook Robin?

by | 10th, January 2007

“ROBIN COOK”

And so it begins.

Politicians love to have the last word.

On Cook’s headstone at Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh, the legend reads: “Parliamentarian and Statesman. Born 28th February 1946. Died 6th August 2005. Beloved husband of GAYNOR and much missed father of CHRIS and PETE.”

Interesting it is that Cook’s job should come before any mention of his family, and that his family although not his first wife should be mentioned in a shout.

The “Statesman” was married to GAYNOR! He was dad to CHRIS! and PETER!

Historians and parties of school children visiting the grave as part of their GCSEs in War On Terror will left be in no doubt as to what Cook did for a living and the names of his nearest and dearest.

And there is more. Here it is: “I may not have succeeded in halting the war, but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war.”

It’s all

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