Monday, January 31, 2005


I still can't believe what Henry McDonald said in yesterday's Observer.

McDonald reports that Dublin City Council is planning on twinning Dublin with Beijing. McDonald also says that "[i]ncredibly , no one in Ireland has so far raised any protest about the proposed twinning of Dublin with Beijing". Well, I didn't know anything about it and I doubt most people did.

I'd like to imagine some of Dublin's other twins would object to this possibility. Liverpool, Barcelona, San Jose - any chance that any of you will rescind the twinning with Dublin if China's government is rewarded like this?

Apparently, this has been suggested before and wisely rejected. Let's hope sanity prevails again.