UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Does Yvette Cooper think Iraq war was a mistake? – Farron

Press Release   •   Oct 08, 2010 15:28 BST

“The illegal invasion of Iraq was the worst foreign policy mistake for generations, yet Ed Miliband’s new shadow foreign secretary was an enthusiastic supporter. Her leader now claims Iraq was a mistake, does Yvette Cooper feel the same way?"

Commenting on Ed Miliband’s appointment of Yvette Cooper as Shadow Foreign Secretary, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee for International Affairs Tim Farron said:   “The illegal invasion of Iraq was the worst foreign policy mistake for generations, yet Ed Miliband’s new shadow foreign secretary was an enthusiastic supporter.
“Her leader now claims Iraq was a mistake, does Yvette Cooper feel the same way?
“Ed Miliband claimed to represent a ‘new generation’, but his shadow cabinet looks very much like the New Labour establishment that came before it.”