Friday, 20 August 2021
Metuenda Corolla Draconis?
Beachballs once said that British workers were "among the worst idlers in the world". He'd know.
Even if dealing only with people of at least one's own rank were an Afghan cultural quirk, then the Foreign Secretary ought to have known it, and acted accordingly. But it is not. It is perfectly normal. Would Dominic Raab have taken a call from an Afghan Junior Minister?
The British Junior Minister in question was Zac Goldsmith, former brother-in-law of the man who is now the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and, for local interest in these parts, son of a Vane-Tempest-Stewart Lady. There is a whole other world that the rest of us hardly ever see.