Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday: meeting chaired by John Alderdice with Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, to discuss his $50 million scheme for enabling talented young Africans to attend European universities. No doubt with his influence and contacts the idea can work.
Saturday: with Lindsay to the Baitul Futuh, the largest Mosque in Europe, for the annual Peace Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslims, this year on the theme of tolerance Five hundred guests were at the dinner after the formal proceedings, and I had the honour of being asked to sit next to His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. On my other side was Dominic Grieve MP, the Attorney-General