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Paddy Ashdown praised as man of ideals at Westminster Abbey service

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Paddy Ashdown praised as man of ideals at Westminster Abbey service

Paddy Ashdown praised as man of ideals at Westminster Abbey service

Lord Paddy Ashdown was a man for "ideals, not shabby deals", a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in honour of the former Liberal Democrat leader has heard.

Tory ex-prime minister Sir John Major paid the glowing tribute to a man he said was a "spontaneous optimist" as he addressed a congregation that included fellow ex-premiers Tony Blair, David Cameron and Gordon Brown.

Describing Lord Ashdown as a "political opponent who became a friend", Sir John said: "Not one moment of Paddy's life and times was ever wasted.

"He was always an internationalist, wedded to reason and consensus and dismissive of tribal politics.

A man for ideals, not shabby deals."

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