It is often said that politics is a dirty business. I was recently clearing out the attic when I came across a copy of a press statement sent to the Spectator the week before the 1998 Assembly election. It was signed by Brian Wilson the Independent candidate and it states that although he was standing as an Independent he would join Alliance after the Assembly election.
This forgery was clearly designed to undermine my claim to be independent and question my integrity. It was also sent too close to the election to give me an opportunity to respond.