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Thursday, 10 April 2008
Madam Miaow on the radio: world leaders at the Olympics
Stop me before I broadcast again!
Like the song says, I'm just a girl who can't say no. Hence my appearance (against my better judgement) on tonight's BBC World Service programme, "World Have Your Say".
Tonight we were mostly discussing the Olympics, and host Ross Atkins asked if we thought our leaders should attend the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Gordon Brown, sly dog that he is, has had an appointment washing his hair (or whatever) marked in his diary for months. But he insists it's not a boycott. Does this man want to have his cake and eat it or what?!
My answer: yes. And let's see how this rebounds for the 2012 Olympics when everyone who's suffered at the hands of the US and Britain learns from the Free Tibet protesters, and then some!
Anyhow, you can listen to the podcast for seven days:
World Have Your Say: Olympic Boycott
Next week I'm on "World Shut Your Mouth".