Former Biritsh Cabinet Minister and member of the Labour Party was interviewed on BBC 4's 'Reflections' this morning.
She spoke of being a born, raised and lapsed Catholic. And she later became a 'lapsed' member of the British Labour Party.
She was Seretary of State for International Development in the Blair government from 1997 until her resignation in 2003.
In the programme she spoke glowingly of John Smith, who was Labour leader before Tony Blair. She believes that Blair helped destroy democracy within the Labour Party and holds him responsible for the disaster of Iraq.
The opening quote is a comment Short made in today's programme.