From the Indy, as the drama Mo is about to be aired:
Gordon said he was deeply sorry about Mo’s condition, but he went much further. He said she could have achieved so much more if circumstances had not conspired against her. He also made it clear that he regretted the frostiness that had developed between them. It was surprising; not the sort of thing you would normally expect from Gordon.”
He said something similar about his long feud with Robin Cook but that was in his funeral oration.
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