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Just shut up and let history be the judge

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People who have left high office should have the good grace to shut up. They have had their chance and should let history judge. The next battle is for the new generation to fight. Getting involved and re-engaging in controversies just muddies the water and adds to the confusion and rancour. They can also make things worse.

It’s understandable, though, that when you have been at the top, you are used to being listened to, and think something is amiss if you don’t share your pearls of wisdom. That’s the case with the last colonial governor Chris Patten, and so it is with our previous chief executive Leung Chun-ying.

I have no doubt that both men want the best for Hong Kong in their own way, though their convictions are fundamentally incompatible. For Patten, the future can only be full democracy and autonomy; for........

© South China Morning Post