President's Visit: Clinton's Short Goodbye That Was Long on Policy; Chief Reporter Paul Dale Joined the Audience for Bill Clinton's Final Speech on Foreign Soil as President
Byline: Paul Dale
As audiences go, it was a sort of thinking person's party conference. The hall was crammed, security was tight and the politics were intense.
The guest list at the University of Warwick, if not quite the full gamut of New Labour glitterati, was certainly a gathering of the great and good. The collective brainpower must have been incalculable.
Roger Liddle, Tony Blair's policy adviser, was there along with Prof Kumar Battacharya, head of the Warwick Manufacturing Group and a key Labour adviser on industrial matters.
Sir 'Sonny' Ramphal sat close to scientist Prof Stephen Hawking. Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of the AEEU, a leading union moderate, lent his presence along with Baroness Shirley Williams and Bob Worcester, chairman of Mori opinion pollsters.
Even the radical feminist Germaine Greer was keen to hear what the most powerful man in the world had to say.
There was an unmistakable sense though, in this …
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Publication information: Article title: President's Visit: Clinton's Short Goodbye That Was Long on Policy; Chief Reporter Paul Dale Joined the Audience for Bill Clinton's Final Speech on Foreign Soil as President. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 15, 2000. Page number: 3. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.