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Obituary: Guido Brunner

What very much surprised me about Tam Dalyell's excellent obituary of Guido Brunner [6 December] was that at no point did he refer to the fact that Brunner was a Liberal, writes Lord Russell-Johnston. His becoming a Commissioner and subsequently Ambassador in Madrid while, most certainly, tributes to his ability also derived directly from his membership of the FDP.

During his period in the Commission, I met him often at European Liberal meetings and at Liberal International. His Liberalism inspired and drove his thinking and should not be ignored.