Waterloo and Magna Carta show two sides of Britain

Patrick Murphy
YOU probably did not realise that Britain invented democracy. David Cameron said as much on Monday, so it must be true. Oh, and the British also invented freedom, justice and equality and they probably have the patent rights on goodness and decency as well. The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the Great Charter. (Mr Cameron could not translate "Magna Carta" on a US TV show in 2012. Eton's educational standards are not what they used to be.) By Thursday, however, the British establishment had progressed[...]

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