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RIP Shirley Williams

Old 12th Apr 2021, 15:53
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RIP Shirley Williams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56720985

Whether they agreed with her politics or not, I imagine most people had considerable respect for Baroness Williams.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 16:37
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I have no time whatsoever for 99% of politicians.

She was in the 1%.

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Old 12th Apr 2021, 18:25
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Chatted to her briefly when we were both in First Class (!) LHR-IAD. Very warm and human without any pomposity. She was on the way to a meeting of the IAEA. I helped her with her luggage. Her intelligence shone through. I was very pleased to have met her.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 18:56
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I agree with your sentiments and thoughts re her. A grafter.

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Old 12th Apr 2021, 20:06
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A lovely lady first and foremost, with the human touch. RIP Shirley.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 23:54
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I doubt that I would ever have agreed with her politics. That doesn't mean the at I regret and mourn over someone who, in my opinion, dedicated her life to attempting, as she saw fit, to improving the lives of British people..

I regret I could not say the same regarding Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, etc...
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Old 15th Apr 2021, 17:03
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I had to laugh at an old interview with her on Woman's Hour. In her early days as an MP a lot of male members thought it was good fun to pinch female MP's bottoms in the crowded division lobbies. In the lady members' room she recommended that ladies who had suffered this indignity should wear stiletto heels and use them in retaliation the next time this happened. After the next division there was much amusement at the sight of one member (party not specified) limping badly.
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Old 15th Apr 2021, 18:53
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I have heard nothing about this today, I drove home with R5 on, it is sad that such prime example of the best of Westminster is lost to many of us.

RIP Shirley, one of the best.
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Old 16th Apr 2021, 20:46
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Although I generally have good memories of her, let us not forget that she gifted us the Humber Bridge to swing a Humberside by-election taking place imminently.
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