Correspondence: Paul Bew article
25 March 2007
I note that you have recently published
the following in an article by Andrew Johnston on the recent elevation
of Prof Paul Bew to the House of Lords which contained the following observation
about David Trimble's after Trimble became leader of the Ulster
'Bew soon drifted into his kitchen cabinet, a motley assortment of characters including veteran gay rights activist Jeff Dudgeon and former IRA informer Sean O’Callaghan. 'The 'veteran gay rights activist Jeff Dudgeon' was never in David Trimble's kitchen Cabinet. I think Mr Johnston has got his wires crossed here. He is perhaps mixing up Graham Gudgin the veteran northern Ireland economist with Dudgeon who was indeed part of
another Ulster Unionist leader's organisation - the infamous Bob McCartney.