Like many people, my thoughts today are with David and Samantha Cameron after the tragic loss of their son Ivan. The death of a child is something no parents should ever have to go through, and I wish them and their family and friends the very best through what must be horrible times. I'm sure they'll look back on the time they had with Ivan with great fondness.
I would also like to say thank you and 'good show' to Gordon Brown. His statement to the Commons was respectful, kindly and very sincere. As someone who has struggled in the past to sound all of these things, it was a real and welcome contrast. I'm sure that the sad death of his infant daughter Jennifer back in 2002 also puts him in a better position than most to understand what the Camerons are going through. So fair play to him as well.
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