Boris Johnson Mandalay

Boris Johnson was inside the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in the former capital Yangon, when he started uttering the opening verse to The Road to Mandalay, including the line “The temple bells they say Come you back you English sol.r.” Kipling s poem captures the nostalgia of a .Boris Johnson was unwise to quote Kipling. But he wasn t praising empire. Ian Jack. The foreign secretary was caught on camera in Myanmar being a klutz again. But despite the furore, the poem Mandalay wasn t an argument for colonialism. Saturday . EDT Last modified on Monday November .The British foreign secretary was caught uttering the opening verse to Rudyard Kipling s The . It was crass of the foreign secretary to declaim Mandalay while in Myanmar, says Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw..

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