May 12, 2008

NOT EXACTLY A PROFILE IN COURAGE:

Dalai Lama refused invite to Downing Street (Rosa Prince, 12/05/2008, Daily Telegraph)

The Dalai Lama will not be invited to Downing Street during his upcoming visit to the UK as Gordon Brown seeks to repair relations with China over Tibet.

Instead, the Prime Minister plans to hold talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader at Lambeth Palace, the official home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The arrangements will allow the Government to claim that Mr Brown is meeting the Dalai Lama in a spiritual, rather than a political capacity.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 12, 2008 6:21 AM
Comments

Perhaps he'll be invited to the mayor's residence.

Posted by: erp at May 12, 2008 10:11 AM

Since when is Canterbury spiritual?

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at May 12, 2008 12:52 PM
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