- Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Ah, Singapore. A one party authoritarian city-state masquerading as a democracy where public dissent is not tolerated (either through needing permission or being sued into oblivion), giving an image of a modern financial centre with very low crime when loads of ill-gotten gains around South East Asia channel through it, and survives on imported labour from Malaysia (especially), India & the Philippines as they'll gladly work for low wages and not be subject to military service requirements that local men are.
It's not a surprise that the likes of Duncan Smith hears Singapore and likely gets a semi. Many gammonites hearing about Singapore's criminal justice system would also get more flush in the face - at least until they find out about the significant amount of legal rights women have (including retroactively withdrawing consent from intercourse if they simply regretted it), the sky high cost of running a car, or the ease foreigners can obtain citizenship. Not to mention why Singapore doesn't have its nickname of "fine city" for nothing. It's a decent place to transit through at Chang Airport, but I certainly wouldn't want to live there, it just seems so soul crushing.
"F*ck business!" - Boris Johnson, on Brexit (2018)
"£250,000 ...it's chicken feed." - Boris Johnson (2009) & Jacob Rees-Mogg (2014)