Masters of protocol


May 13, 2010

LONDON: This is with reference to your editorial ‘Change at Downing Street’ (May 13).

Did anyone notice how David Cameron went to the palace to meet the Queen, in a silver Jaguar with no cavalcade of vehicles in tow? He came out of the palace, sat in the car once again to make his way towards Downing Street. There was little or no protocol, or an army of police and security blocking the road. His car even stopped to let a cyclist pass and then stopped a couple of times at a red light. I guess the British public doesn’t respect its leaders the way we do.

We lavish our leaders with protocol, blocked off roads, sirens and everything! There is much the former colonial subject can teach its former master.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 14th, 2010.

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