‘Colonial rule: Why Aussies, Kiwis and Canadians are running Britain’ | J. Forsyth- The Spectator

‘Colonial rule: Why Aussies, Kiwis and Canadians are running Britain’ | J. Forsyth- The Spectator

Given that the Governor of the Bank of England wields much more power than the head of London’s police, the lack of controversy over his appointment is striking. But much of this can be explained by the fact that Brits don’t quite see Canadians as foreigners —  more as cousins with some funny habits. They have the same head of state, after all. Indeed, a former editor of The Spectator, John Buchan, went on to be Canada’s governor-general. Had Cameron wanted to give a Mountie the top job at Scotland Yard, one doubts that there would have been such a fuss as there was over Bratton.

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