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Robin Cook warns of threat to aid from war against terrorism

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1154
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    One of the UK government's leading opponents of the war in Iraq, former foreign secretary Robin Cook, has warned that Britain's reputation on overseas aid is under threat from the war against terrorism.

    Mr Cook, who resigned from his government post in March 2003 in protest at Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to support President George Bush in the war in Iraq, argues that the aid effort is being undermined by the cost of the ongoing war.

    “I find it particularly depressing that any of our aid effort should be diverted to fund the occupation of Iraq,” he said, …

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