Twinned with Never Never lands

Cyprus Today - - LETTERS -

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

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