Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to Blackpool’s Glenn Thomas, who died on flight MH17.
At a special Parliament meeting yesterday, Conservative MP Nick Herbert urged Mr Cameron to pay tribute to World Health Organisation worker Mr Thomas, 49, who died when the plane he was travelling in crashed in Ukraine last Thursday, killing all 298 people on board.
Mr Cameron said: “My right hon. Friend makes an important point.
“I certainly join him in paying tribute to Glenn Thomas and in sending our condolences to his family and friends.
“The World Health Organisation and specifically the work that has been done on diseases such as TB, malaria and AIDS has been staggeringly successful and it is a beacon for what we can achieve if we spend aid moneys wisely and sensibly and work together as a global community.
“My right hon. Friend is right—what a contrast between that lifesaving effort and the brutality of what we have seen on our television screens.”
Western nations say there is growing evidence flight MH17 was hit by a Russian-supplied missile fired by rebels, but Russia has suggested Ukrainian government forces are to blame.