Belgian strike blights EPL

The Belgian 24-hour general strike on Friday 4 March caused havoc to chemical folk returning from Brussels the morning after the EPL dinner.


Public transport was disrupted and the capital’s roads were blocked so people had to find imaginative ways out. Our own intrepid reporters had to walk to the Eurostar train terminal at Gare du Midi.


The EPL dinner on Thursday evening, with its guest speaker, the US ambassador to Belgium was judged a success, despite the same-old same-old hotel and its surly staff.


The ambassador’s topic, “If Obama were a country, he’d be Belgium,” revealed him to be the President’s number one fan, Truong relays back to the Blog.

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