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Letter: Welcome The Gambia to our city.

Byline: STEVE KIRKHAM

Dear Editor, - Unlike Coun Hardeman (Post, July 7) I hope that the Chinese do not pitch base for the 2012 Olympics in Birmingham.

Quite apart from the fact that this emergent superpower may well buy the Hyatt and other hotels by then, there may be a better task that Brummies can perform in seven years' time.

When hosting the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, a few of us had a quaint idea that our local authorities might 'Adopt a Nation' to assist small, developing states to better perform. A modern day 'town twinning' without the junkets if you like.

Whilst the idea failed to capture imagination locally, I recall that Lib Dem-run Stockport Council 'adopted' Malaysia.

With all the current Live 8 interest in Africa why couldn't Birmingham stake its claim and extend our heart of Britain welcome to a fellow Commonwealth nation that will enter the 2012 Olympics?

My vote goes to The Gambia, a democratic, struggling nation and the smallest in Africa

STEVE KIRKHAM Kings Heath
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 27, 2005
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