Ouch! Robin Cook neemt ontslag:
In principle I believe it is wrong to embark on military action without broad international support.
In practice I believe it is against Britain’s interests to create a precedent for unilateral military action.
As our foreign secretary I was impressed by the energy and skill with which you ended Britain’s isolation in Europe and achieved for our country equal status and influence to Germany or France.
I am dismayed that once again Britain is divided from our major European neighbours.
As President of the Party of European Socialists, of which the Labour Party is a member, it troubles me that I know of no sister party within the European Union that shares our position. [BBC]