Tuesday, May 12, 2009

schadenfreude of a comparativist

The British Parliament is a complete shambles these days. The nadir came yesterday, when the Speaker rounded on members for talking to the press, as if the LEAK were worse than the EXPENSES. What is he smoking? But this was exactly the reaction of the political classes in India when Tehelka did its sting operation on defence deal kickbacks: kill the stinger rather than the stung. I'm glad to see that developed country parliaments can also look like a pile of shite.

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