I'm writing a story set in 1976, and I'm thinking of having Fudge make an appearance.
We know that in 1981 he was Junior Minister in the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, do you think it would be plausible for Fudge to have been in the same department in 1976? I sort of get the feeling about Fudge that he would be likely to stick in the same department and work his way up through it.
If Fudge were to be at the scene of a catastrophe, how do you think he'd react? I sort of get the feeling that he wouldn't be much help in getting the situation under control, he might also get bogged down in the details of exactly which rules were broken.