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Heads should roll
BBC Breakfast with Frost, Sunday, 9 May 2004.

The former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, MP, told Sir David Frost that "heads should roll" in the American administration, following the revelations about prisoner abuse in Iraq.

Robin Cook, MP
Former Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, MP

"I think Donald Rumsfeld has to accept responsibility, because really I find it very hard looking at these photographs to say that this is just a result of some bad eggs," he said.

And he called on the British government to publish the Red Cross report it was given earlier this year, on alleged abuses by British troops.

The former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith agreed that the Government should now give more details about what it knew, and when.

"They have admitted that they were warned, but they need now to say exactly what that warning was.

"They need to say what action was taken and when it was taken and when they intend to see the results of that action," he said.

"It is not good enough, I do not think, just to say action was taken."

Kilroy-Silk is MEP candidate

The former Labour MP and television presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk also joined Sir David - to talk about his decision to join the United Kingdom Independence Party and stand for election to the European Parliament.

Robert Kilroy-Silk
Robert Kilroy-Silk

He said he wanted to be governed by his "own people":

"I will be campaigning to ensure that Britain leaves this corrupt, bureaucratic, dictatorial regime in Brussels and to get our country back - not just from Brussels but from the lying politicians in Westminster who don't listen to what the people want," he told Sir David.

"It is only a question of whether we come out now in a civilised way or whether it actually disintegrates because of the pressures."

Athens bomb attack

Following last week's bomb attacks in Athens, Sir David also interviewed the Greek Deputy Culture Minister, Fanny Palli-Petralia, about the security measures for the forthcoming Olympic Games.

Mrs Palli-Petralia said there was no need for participating teams to bring their own armed guards:

"The Greek police and Greek security can guarantee everything to everybody," she said.

And she insisted the facilities would all be finished on time:

Wilbur Smith, Lyndsay Griffiths and Gyles Brandreth
Papers reviewed by Wilbur Smith, Lyndsay Griffiths and Gyles Brandreth

"You know, that in all Olympic Games there is always the last days, the last weeks that there are things to be done and of course this will happen to Greece as well," she told Sir David.

"But the main infrastructure is ready."

The newspapers were reviewed by the novelist Wilbur Smith; the London bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, Lyndsay Griffiths; and the former Conservative MP, Gyles Brandreth.


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