In Britain, a fear of the status futurus. In India, a hope that will not be denied

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2022


If you live in Britain and keep an eye on India, it’s pretty clear where …

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Why did Penny Mordaunt use the word ‘colour’ in her campaign video?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 16, 2022


So, as I was saying, a live TV debate doesn’t tell you what a …

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British wannabe-PMs’ live debate won’t have the real thing

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2022


When Britain gets to watch five would-be prime ministers debate each other live on TV …

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The parallels between ‘Britain Trump’ and the real American thing are overstated

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2022


Remember when Donald Trump described Boris Johnson as “Britain Trump”? Quite apart from being ungrammatical, …

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Buxton Tories speak their minds about MPs who want to reverse the order and be PM

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2022


I was reminded of how London-centred the British media is when the BBC’s weekend roundup …

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Boris boosterism and bluster won’t keep Brexit Britain’s reality hidden forever

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2022


Boris Johnson’s premiership epitomised a change in tone and apparent temperament for Britain. In the …

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Boris remade Britain’s image as a mussy-haired wannabe with a slippery sense of propriety

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2022


A columnist recently noted that “in the end, Boris Johnson’s government resembled a Ponzi scheme …

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‘Them’s the breaks’: Boris adopts an American accent

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2022


When Boris Johnson said he would resign “the best job in the world” aka  prime …

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Our man in Kigali (and Gitega)

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2022


There may be many things to say about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

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Pritchett and ‘brassy’ London summers from Victoria to Elizabeth II

by Rashmee

Posted on June 17, 2022


Speaking of the “brassiness” of a London summer, to use the words of …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK