For over 10 years he devoted himself to highlighting the atrocity of war. He was a familiar figure to all of us who have opposed the recent US wars - he was a beacon of determined resistance in the face of an unrepentant government.
In 2007 he beat Cameron and Blair in the channel four competition to find the most inspirational political figure. Despite numerous attempts to move him from the square (including introducing and entirely new law!) Brian was resolute to the end.
Brian, for your faithful work for peace, and tireless campaigning on behalf of the suffering children of conflict, we salute you. See you on the other side.