I know I speak on behalf of all the leaders of our European Party, of which John was a key player, when I say that we have lost not just a good friend but a convinced, and convincing, European whose ideas and work sprang from deeply held moral convictions and sense of justice.
Scotland and Britain have lost a great man, Europe a great ally and the socialist family a great leader.
He will be sorely missed.
Party of European Socialists
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