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Dear Boris, it seems you aren't well disposed to Westminster democracy

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06.09.2019

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder
— I haven’t had a drink for hours —
And all that time I began to ponder
If forbearance actually empowers

The absentee to break a strong habit
Which applies to love and booze
As the bewildered Alice said to the Rabbit
‘What price do I pay if I lose?’”
From Insult to Anjali by Bachchoo

AN OPEN LETTER

Dear Boris,

I apologise for the belated congratulations on achieving your lifetime aim of becoming the Prime Minister of Great Britain. I am writing this from Mumbai (a city in India) on the day that the British Parliament has defeated your plans. Of course they aren’t — they are the plans of your adviser, the Weirdo… (But: Never say die, old bean, what, what?)

I thought for a moment I could blame the Indian post for this late congratulation. You entered 10 Downing Street weeks ago after your democratic triumph through the votes of about 60 per cent of the 160,000 voting members of the Conservative Party, leaving the 67 million population of the UK wondering what the word “democracy”, which Weirdo tells you to bang on about, actually means.

I remember you were a strong supporter of Parliament and see it as the primary instrument of the democratic structure that Britain invented. And now you have asked the Queen to silence it.

So it seems you don’t feel well disposed to the Westminster........

© The Asian Age