Twinned with Never Never lands
STEPHEN Day (Cyprus Today, March 17) suggests very little, if anything, changes in the TRNC.
JM Barrie coined the phrase “Never Never Land” — an imaginary place — and the British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd recently confirmed the TRNC will “Never” be recognised internationally and “Never” receive the promised seat at the EU. A place where Greeks “Never” stop demanding money for property and land they abandoned (1974) and will “Never” reimburse the Turks for land and property they owned in South Cyprus.
A place where the courts and government “Never” provide justice or protection from rogue builders and banks “Never” stop confiscating properties to recover loans to builders who “Never” repaid any of their debt.
Drivers should “Never” travel too close to the vehicle in front, which will “Never” indicate when turning left or right . “Never” be surprised by the number of drivers with a mobile phone glued to their ear or motorcyclists not wearing a crash helmet whom the police “Never” seem to notice.
“Never” post anything to a PO box in Girne; it will “Never” arrive. And “Never, Never” write to the media complaining, because someone will write complaining about people who write to the media complaining.
Perhaps the TRNC should consider twinning with the Australian Northern Territories known as “Never Never” lands or even with Walkabout Creek, home of “Never Never” safaris. Robert Smallwood, Arapköy