Letter: No Red peril in our twin town

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The Independent Online
Sir: For many years, town twinning has been seen as an excellent way of promoting social and cultural relationships between nations.

So when Jerry Hayes comments that "Harlow council is a left-wing ... authority... twinned with somewhere in the Eastern bloc' (My Week, 31 March), I find myself in despair.

Is Harlow's MP so out of touch with life in general that he still believes the "Eastern bloc" exists?

And is he so out of touch with life in Harlow that he doesn't know our town (not our council) is twinned with Havirov in the Czech Republic - a state which is now seeking EU membership?


Chair, Harlow Town Twinning Association

Harlow, Essex