This is a personal and political tragedy. Chris was a dynamic, decisive, strategic Minister - an object lesson to us all in how to fight in office as in Opposition for the environment, economic growth, Europe and our essential liberties. He never plays a fuddled fiddle in the muddled middle of British politics.
The tougher the task, the stronger you feel with his laser brain and stout heart on your side. We sorely miss Chris as a doughty warrior for liberal and social democracy. It's a bitterly cold day for the future of radical, progressive politics in our country.
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