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Foreign minister fun.

Eddie Mair | 15:41 UK time, Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The programme tonight which will feature much death and gloom, and I fear the death toll mentioned in that link (at least when I created it) will be much higher. Awful.

But in an effort to cheer us up, I notice on a lighter note that we've had a bit of a run of Foreign Ministers on the programme. Last night, France and Georgia. Tonight - Poland. I've just recorded that interview.

Do you have a favourite foreign minister you think we should hear from? Tell us an we'll try to get them on air. The person with the best reason for getting a foreign minister on air will win a foreign minister, who will be kidnapped by PM from the United Nations. Please don't tell the DG. Technically this is a competition and we haven't done the paperwork.


  • 1. At 4:18pm on 20 Aug 2008, Fearless Fred wrote:

    How about the foreign minister for the country who've won the most number of medals in the Olympics per capita of the national population, to explain how they did it and what other countries can o to learn from their experience. By taking the country with the most number of medallists when adjusted for the "pool of talent" available is bound to throw up an interesting country such as Toga as coming top of the table :-)

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  • 2. At 4:20pm on 20 Aug 2008, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    I think an interview with Ratu Epeli Nailatikau from the interim government of The Republic of the Fiji Islands would be interesting. Perhaps he, along with Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, could let us know when parliamentary democracy will be restored to Fiji through general elections.

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  • 3. At 4:35pm on 20 Aug 2008, Hugh_Z_Hackenbach wrote:

    I'd like you to interview Lord Palmerston and clarify that billiard table thing.
    Failing that, could you get our present incumbent, D Wright Miliband, to explain just what the government policy is with Russia, Georgia et al.
    On second thought, you may have more look with the deceased Lord P!

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  • 4. At 4:47pm on 20 Aug 2008, ibm_ua wrote:

    He-he, dunno any such ministers... They're all too stupid, you know :)

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  • 5. At 5:26pm on 20 Aug 2008, DI_Wyman wrote:

    How about Pakistan....he can explain how their administration is going to come to terms with the 'loss' of President Musharraf and why the British FO was so keen that he be given a safe passage!

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  • 6. At 5:44pm on 20 Aug 2008, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    He's headed for New Mexico

    "Now that Pervez Musharraf is out of office, and no longer doing the sterling work of advancing democracy for which he is known, one wonders: what's next for the Pakistani strongman? Well, via Attackerman, the New Mexico Independent is reporting today that soon, quite soon, Musharraf might be alive and well and living it up in New Mexico, along with many other fine citizens knit up in various witness protection programs."

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  • 7. At 6:06pm on 20 Aug 2008, U11204129 wrote:


    Goodness, was he named after C. Wright Mills?

    (Honest quesy.)

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  • 8. At 09:04am on 21 Aug 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    The Foreign Minister for Venezuela (is it still Maduro?). Ask him what it's like working under the shadow of Chavez and smoothing over international relations in his wake ;o)

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