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The Liègeois - utter philistines, or the polar opposite?

The good people of Liège. or if you prefer, Luik, had the opportunity to vote on their city's candidacy for European Capital of Culture in 2015.

And they really could not be bothered
, as less than 10% of the electorate chose to exercise the franchise, and thus a quorum was not reached. Apparently some 18,446 Liègeois/e did make it to the polling station, whereas 171,654 found something more important to do instead.

So, perhaps they are all dreadful philistines who release the safety catches on their Brownings when they hear the word culture, or perhaps they were so busy being cultured that they just could not find the time to vote.

They have doubtless saved themselves from lots of street art and so forth, so perhaps they have chosen wisely.

As doubtless all are well aware, the twin capitals this year are Vilnius and Linz.

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:03 pm

Why not Luttich?  



Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 12:00 am

Luttich may happen in the future!!  



Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 12:01 am

Reminds me of Coffee or chocolate Liegeois. MMmmm.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:13 pm

Well, what a wait of effort. It was reported on La Une that the petition that had to be submitted in order to be chosen was left too late and thus the change was scuppered. I was dismayed.
However, I don't consider the place full of philistines. If the people who had been running the show had read the "due be 'this date'" on the form all would have been well.  



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