Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
Home »Articles and Letters » Articles » Partly Facetious: The Khan doesn’t bother going to parliament
"It's good to see that the British leadership is facing a crisis similar to the one in Pakistan."

"How come? Granted that Brexit is divisive, and Boris Johnson wanted to circumvent parliament to deliver on Brexit, and was stopped by parliament from doing so, but The Khan doesn't bother going to parliament as they are disrespectful towards him and... and wait..."

"Just a question: are members of The Khan's opposition as disrespectful as British members of parliament that includes the British opposition with a bunch of Conservatives thrown in and many of those not thrown in were expelled by Johnson for daring to go against him in a parliamentary vote and he has a minority government..."

"OK, so a tad more I would say. The Khan has a coalition government and if the coalition partners leave, he like Johnson, may remain in government albeit a minority government - don't forget the outcome of the recent Senate Chairman elections..."

"Right. British television is showing a woman who referred to Johnson as a toe-rag and..."

"Why doesn't Johnson set up tribunals for the media?"

"Don't be facetious. Anyway, the Western media has gone rogue as far as Trump is concerned and need I add The Khan has similar views about the Pakistani media and..."

"I remember when The Khan was at the White House and mentioned Pakistani media Khan bashing with fake/false news and Trump said not as much as Trump bashing by the US media and you know here Trump was speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."

"Look at the glass as half full."

"I don't see how..."

"For the first time in the history of our country heads of government of the US and the UK have the same views as our Prime Minister! Now when did this ever happen before!"

"Could it be because The Khan spent his youth in the UK and..."

"Don't be facetious; when he spent his youth in the UK the country was very different from what it is today. I mean had Boris Johnson succeeded in becoming the prime minister in those days he would not have even thought about doing what he is doing today."

"Right, but there was no Brexit then, and no question of yet another delay in leaving the EU and..."

"I am not stating it as an opinion just a fact."

"Robert Pirsig, an American philosopher, wrote that for every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses."

"Hmmm, can't argue with that."

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

the author

Anjum Ibrahim has a BA in Economics from Vassar College and an MSC from the London School of Economics. She has worked in a multilateral institution and has been associated with Business Recorder for a long time and currently holds the post of Resident Editor in Islamabad. She also hosts a show on Aaj TV "Paisa bolta hai" (money talks).