It’s All Greek to Me
Posted by jonathanfryer on Saturday, 21st April, 2007
Harold Margolis — who prints a lot of Liberal Democrat literature for London and beyond — turned his beautiful Georgian house and garden in Southgate into a Saturday night taverna, to host Enfield LibDems at a well-attended Greek evening, as a fund-raising social, complete with taped bouzouki music. The taramasalata, moussaka, Greek salad and baklava were washed down with wine and ouzo served from the summer-house. The ethnic choice was highly appropriate, given that Enfield is home to one of the biggest Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in the diaspora. But a number of local parties in London have discovered that theming an evening with one of our partner EU member states proves popular, often attracting armchair party members, spouses or friends — and sometimes representatives of the themed communities themselves — who might not normally attend a political speaker’s event or a run-of-the-mill social. And now that there are 27 EU member states, one is spoilt for choice. I look forward to the first local party that manages to stage a Latvian evening. Is anyone up to the challenge?