Never end your day without watching John Oliver's Late Night Show. Better than all news anchors, better than experts and strategists, he has figured out that the Kohinoor diamond sits on a head sofa. Talk about talking straight. His comments on the rock come fast on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United Kingdom (UK)last weekend. A group of businesspeople are campaigning for the world's most viewed diamond to be returned to India 165 years after it left for the UK. They have sued Queen Elizabeth 11 for possessing it.
Giving new life to the observations often hurled at the wealthy commonwealth countries that it is "Our Common and Our Wealth", John Oliver quips that if everything had to be returned to the former colonies, the British Museum would be empty. He has a point. We think.