Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has paid tribute to BBC broadcaster John Cole, saying that when he "spoke, everyone listened."
– Former prime minister Sir John Major
John Cole was one of the finest political correspondents of my lifetime, and a real credit to his profession. When John spoke, everyone listened.
He was always well-informed, balanced - and trustworthy - and set the bar very high for all who followed.
My thoughts and sympathy are with his family.