Paddy – some early tributes…

It is the mark of a person when, in the hours after their death, tributes come from less expected corners. Here are some of the early ones, from across the political spectrum and beyond…

First, from the world of politics…

But, of course, Paddy had a far wider impact on the world around him…

and in some more unexpected places…

But, for now, I’ll finish with a typical Paddy anecdote. If it had been anyone else, you probably wouldn’t believe it. But Paddy…

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8 Comments

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 22nd Dec '18 - 10:27pm

    It was Major’s that actually made me burst into tears. Incredibly generous, as you would expect from him.

    It’s all those supposedly hard-headed journos saying such generous things about him.

    And Nicholas Soames. Of all people. That was unexpected.

    And the Archbishop of Canterbury too.

    It’s certainly a measure of the man that he has united the words of journalism, politics and the church.

  • A politician from an age when politics seemed to bring forth men of substance and with a hinterland. He will be badly missed, we need more Paddies in politics, we can but hope men/ women like him arise.

  • Richard O'Neill 22nd Dec '18 - 11:03pm

    Just such an iconic figure. The leader when I was born. Hard to imagine the political scene without him.

  • Chris Bertram 23rd Dec '18 - 8:13am

    Nothing from Jezza or the Maybot then?

  • Such a sad, sad day. In these days of self-serving, clueless political pygmies, he stood tall as a statesman who always put the nation’s interests first.
    May’s tribute is decent enough. Jezza’s is all him about himself and ‘damaging government policies’.

  • David Evans 23rd Dec '18 - 8:32pm

    Paddy was and still must be an inspiration to us all. He helped lead us from 22 MPs to 46 MPs in only two general elections and make the South West a Lib Dem Heartland we could all be proud of, reaching out to left of centre voters who learned to trust him to deliver those social ambitions we still aspire to.

    Partly through ambition (to build a long term future for Liberal Democracy), partly through the sheer passion of his vision, but also through dogged determination to make it happen despite all that the Tories could throw against us, he gave us a hard edge to face down and defeat those people who would destroy what is good in Britain, and not let us settle for second best.

    We need his like. I will miss him terribly.

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