Friday, August 19, 2005

R.I.P Mo Mowlam...

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The former Northern Ireland Secretary who served in Tony Blair’s cabinet during the first four years of his term, has died at the age of 55.

Ms Mowlam played a pivotal role in moving the peace process in N. Ireland forward.

She was one of the most popular figures in British politics, and was credited with brokering the Good Friday agreement, aimed at ending 30 years of sectarian strife in the province.

She was most famous for removing her wig during the peace talks when things got too tense. She was a real character who spoke her mind, and wasn’t afraid of confrontations. She had a good heart.

She’d been diagnosed with a brain tumour years before, but she recovered from that after months of treatment.
She had received a new course of radiotherapy treatment, which affected her balance. Earlier this month she fell and banged her head, and never regained consciousness.

May you walk with the angels Mo, you were one in a million.