Labour MP Robin Cook resigned from his positions as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on March 17 , 2003, in protest against the invasion of Iraq. In early August 2005, Cook and his wife, Gaynor, took a two-week holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. At around 2:20 pm, on August 6, 2005, whilst walking down Ben Stack in Scotland, Cook suddenly suffered a severe heart attack, collapsed, lost consciousness and fell about 8 feet (2.4 m) down a ridge.
He was assisted after his fall by another hill-walker who refused all publicity and was granted anonymity.
It took a rescue helicopter 30 minutes to arrive. Robin Cook was dead aged 58.
Suspicions about the death of Robin Cook linger on.
On the day the Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq War is finally published we have published Mr Cook's 2003 resignation speech below:
Watch the speech
There are also suspicions about the death of weapon's inspector Dr David Kelly - http://www.tekjournalismuk.com/only-in-the-uk/just-why-are-details-of-dr-kellys-death-still-hidden
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