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David Cameron's extraordinary inability to read the electorate is seen as a blunder that will cost both the UK and Europe dear. In short, it was a significant leadership failure, principally for the following reasons.
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David Cameron's exit speech, with his quivering lower lip, won some praise on social media. Very quickly, however, sentiments changed with the recognition that it was his disastrous decision, coupled with bad timing and strategic misreading of sentiment that plunged global markets in turmoil and uncertainty. Across the globe, the reaction quickly moved from shock and horror to ridicule and contempt.
Besides a lunch with Queen Elizabeth and a reception at UK's Wembley stadium, PM Narendra Modi is expected to receive a flypast with India’s national colours when he pays homage at the statue of Mahat...
We all crave recognition, whether it's for ourselves or for the nation to which we belong. With the UK general elections having recently concluded, we have something to be proud of: the record number of Indian-origin candidates elected to British Parliament.