With the sickening stench of hypocrisy emanating from the Church, it is sad news to hear of the death of Mo Mowlam, a politician who inspired love and affection from all parts of the political spectrum.
I had the pleasure of meeting her three times, once before she was an MP when she addressed a CND meeting in Huddersfield, and then again twice after her election to Parliament. I think the reason why people liked her so much is that she was real, human, not 'spun 'and homogenised like so many of today's politicians.
Politics will be a lesser place without her. So will the Labour party. Robin Cook and now Mo Mowlam.
And this week I get a local Labour party leaflet so right wing it could have been composed by the Tories!
Sad days indeed.....