Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Mo Mowlam

I am very sorry that Mo Mowlam has gone. A well loved politician who did a lot of good; she was an inspiring role model for dumpy middle aged women the world over :-).

Sadly the only anecdote I can tell about her is a sad memory for me. A friend of mine worked as her researcher during the last Tory administration, but he developed schizophrenia. It was all very tragic. Last time I saw him he was severely disturbed, and I think he's now institutionalised. So, although she is the senior politician I had the closest real life link to, I know almost nothing real about her. The news of her death just brings my old friend to my mind.

To be positive - although Mo has gone, her life made a difference.

ETA Guardian obituary - including a story I didn't know: Mo may have had an encounter with Ted Bundy but fought him off (see half way through the story)

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Mo told Ian Paisley to fuck off
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