Friday, April 02, 2004

Seems everybody and everything has its on website these days, including the Entente Cordiale. Good to see some attempts to remember better days with the French, though the original reason for Britain and France getting together doesn't get stressed so often. It gave Britain a free hand in Egypt leaving France a free hand in Morocco, thus avoiding nasty colonial clashes in the islamic world. Now of course in this day and 9/11 age that might not be the most diplomatic history to celebrate.

On more contemporary matters, the New Europe Festival in the Fine Rooms of the FCO looks like a nice day out. Just possible I will be there making a pig of myself on appropriate foods and celebrating Lithuanian accession to the EU.

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