Friday, August 12, 2005

Big Mo Mowlam

As the BBC reports that Mo Mowlam has been taken to a hospice, it looks like her life is very precarious. Irish Christians of all colours should take a moment to pray for her today.

In 1998, wanting to kick-start the peace process from one of its innumerable glitches, she took the bull by the horns and walked into the Maze Prison to talk to influential prisoners face to face - the first British NI Secretary to be so daring and direct. Thank God - the peace process was revived that same day.

She shunned airs and graces and treated everyone like humans. From time to time, I'm sure she wasn't averse to airing her frustration in language not usually heard from a government minister, but she was and is no ordinary lady.

She did Big Things. Now it's our turn.


At 7:18 p.m., Blogger United Irelander said...

"Irish Christians of all colours should take a moment to pray for her today."

Absolutely. She did great work for the peace process in my view.

By the way, how come you changed your blog's name? It was 'Progressive Prod' wasn't it? I had linked to you and then I found the link didn't go anywhere! I've linked to 'Big Ulsterman' now though and I'm glad to see you're still in the blogging business.;)

At 9:45 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. BU.

At 11:37 p.m., Blogger Paul said...

I've just come across you tonight.
Thanks for the link & keep up the good stuff!


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