Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday evening

Monday - Vicky Corpuz from the Philippines to lunch, discussion on indigenous peoples. Chaired and spoke at meeting to commemorate the martyrdom of Maqbool Butt in Kashmir. Meeting on Borders Bill strategy.

Tuesday Question on the DRC

Wednesday Ursula to lunch. Veey slow service, so we couldn't even finish our main course before I had to leave for the wekly Party meeting at 14.00. Fielded Questions on Sudan and Zimbabwe, then spoke onsecond reading of Borders Bill, which finished at 21.30.
Thursday, fielded Question on Sri Lanka. Matthew Laclair, the 18-year old New Yorker who reported a teacher at his school for preaching creationism in lessons supposed to be about US history, came to dinner. He was a star guest at the National Secular Society last week.

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