Thursday, June 23, 2016

Britain emulates India

In its coverage on Brexit referendum, The Economist has noted that Tories and Kippers have urged their supporters to take their pens into the polling booth on June 23rd to prevent the intelligence services from doctoring their votes. Do they suspect that something like what is alleged to have happened in the Rajya Sabha poll in Haryana may be repeated in Britain?

On the quality of debate in Britain, the magazine fears "the currency of facts will be debased, that of stunts inflated, that of conviction sidelined. It will be de rigueur to question an opponent's motives before his arguments, to sneer at experts, prefer volume to accuracy and disparage concession, compromise and moderation."

British politicians are learning fast from their Indian counterparts.

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