According to the BBC, Poet Roger McGough has "pulled out of a gala concert to welcome Condoleezza Rice to the city, amid protests by anti-war campaigners." Anti-war campaigners, including the Merseyside Stop the War Coalition, are expected to protest outside the event in Liverpool on the 31st March.

Readers Comments

  1. I think the headline is a bit deceptive. In the Guardian it says he withdrew because:
    "he did not want to take sides over the issue."

    I think he already did that by agreeing to take part in the first place.

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