Monday, December 01, 2008

Politicians and Principle

The Bombay murders were truly horrific not to say extremely cowardly. But one thing that demonstrates the stark difference between public life in India and the UK is this story.

It seems that people in public life in India actually take responsibility. In the UK, as far as I'm aware, nobody in public life took responsbility for the London bombings, the Manchester bombings in 1996, or the shooting of an innocent Brazilian at Stockwell. In fact the last resignation, on a point of principle, that I can think of was John Profumo.

Even complete stinkers like Blunkett and Mandelson hold out until sacked, then quickly make a comeback when Blair/Brown think the public aren't looking.

Time to think about moving to India I think.

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