This leads me to research what a Maltasong trip might actually mean in terms of missed opportunity. In 2003, for example, it didn't have to be Lynn Chircop that went to Planet Latvia. It could easily have been Lawrence Gray. I'm not sure which one's Lawrence and which one's Gray... I suspect that neither is either, but it's so hard to be confident on these questions.
Lawrence Gray - Why Not, as demonstrated by two small hyperactive dogs. They didn't win.