So Van’s still the man at 64! Why ever not! Over 500 news stories and counting throughout the world proclaim it so it must be true. And he’s more open about Van 111’s citizenship than his place of birth. Well, what do you expect from a man called Ivan from off the Bloomfield Road?
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London