Just got off the phone to Patrick Cawkwell, who is revealed to be the letter writer, PJ Cawkwell himself.
Patrick is not in fact a friend of Denis MacShane and he confirms that he was definitely the author of the letters mentioned in the post entitled; Advertiser delivers MacShane free week! Or does it?. So I would like to apologise to Patrick for my misunderstanding of the facts and for any upset caused.
Patrick turns out to an idealistic young man of 26, and a Labour Party member with a refreshingly open approach. I must say that I personally enjoyed my conversation with Patrick and I am gratified that he is making good use of the comments section to leave his observations.
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