Brexit & the British Raj in India

British Raj in India

This is a marvelous post by my Facebook friend Roy Daniels on Brexit:

Congratulations on Brexit, Britain.
In 1973, you joined the European Community. In 1975, under Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson you had a referendum on Britain’s membership, and 66% voted ‘yes’, to stay in the European Community. In 1993, the European Union was formed. And now, within 43 years you are out of Europe. How I wish your stay in Asia had also been that brief. For all your national pride and your chauvinism, you were so thick skinned and shameless while you were here, we kept asking you to leave, to Quit India, Quit India, Quit India, but you hung around for 200 years…