Baroness Christine Blower is ninth British parliamentarian to formally nominate Cuban medics for the Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign News | Saturday, 12 December 2020

Baroness Christine Blower of Starch Green, a member of the British parliament’s second chamber, the House of Lords, has become the first member of the Lords and the ninth British parliamentarian to formally nominate the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Baroness Blower said that she was delighted to have the opportunity to make the nomination. In a video recording supporting her nomination she said:

“Comrades, I think we all know that Cuba is a small island with a very big heart. The humanitarian and medical interventions that the Henry Reeve Brigade has been able to make in all parts of the world under all sorts of conditions, particularly with the pandemic this year, but also over many years in natural disasters, floods and hurricanes, is truly remarkable.”

“And it is remarkable that Cuba stands out as a country that is able, not only to train so many medical staff but also to afford the opportunity for them to go abroad and assist people wherever the need is.”

Christine Blower said that she was hopeful that many more parliamentarians in Britain would also make nominate the brigade.

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