Clare Short
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"Clare Short" is a British politician, and a member of the Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party. She was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency)/Birmingham Ladywood from 1983 to 2010; for most of this period she was a Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party MP, but she resigned the party whip in 2006 and served the remainder of her term as an Independent (politician)/Independent. She stood down as a member of parliament at the United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010 general election. Short was Secretary of State for International Development in the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair from 3 May 1997 until her resignation from that post on 12 May 2003. Shortly before her retirement from Parliament in 2010, she was strongly rebuked by her own party when she announced her support for a hung parliament, a situation which subsequently occurred at the United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010 General Election.

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It needs to become as easy to get hold of a condom in a poor country as Coca-Cola.

I will not uphold a breach of international law or this undermining of the U.N. and will resign from the government.

I just couldn't believe that he would do it, that anyone could be so deceitful over a matter of war, fighting for human life and taking it.

Reckless with our government;reckless with his own future, position and place in history.

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning.

You might not think it to read the coverage in the British media, but this woman is some kind of hero in the poorest regions of the world. People in the Foreign Office used to laugh at the international development department. Now its work is seen as integral to British international standing.

I think everyone agrees we would have done better with a different leader.

I'm not sending a minister because I don't expect it to be an effective summit.

One must strike the right balance between speed and quality.