On behalf of Britain’s Cypriot community, the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK has conveyed its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Michael Foot upon his sad passing away yesterday. The Federation’s President, Peter Droussiotis, spoke of the admiration and respect that Mr Foot had earned from Cypriots both here and in Cyprus, saying:

“A man of high principle and incredible intelligence, as well as being a passionate champion of social justice and human rights, Michael Foot was a natural supporter of efforts to reunite the island of Cyprus. It was in line with his outlook and approach to politics and to life, that he demonstrated his solidarity with the cause of Cyprus. As such, he was a valued and respected man on the island and among our community in the UK. On behalf of UK Cypriots, I offer our sincere condolences to all who were privileged enough to have known him.”