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Posted on 05/05/2015
By Commonwealth Foundation

In a televised leaders’ debate leading up to the British General Election, Nigel Farage of UKIP (UK Independence Party) spoke about the “2.2 billion people that live in the Commonwealth and are our real friends”. Commonwealth Writers invited the graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee to respond to this claim, being one of the 2.2 billion.

We then divided 1 by 2.2 billion to see what percentage of Commonwealth citizens we could claim to be representing.  On a number of different calculators 1 ÷ 2,200,000,000 = 0

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(Image courtesy of Sarnath Banerjee)



Sarnath Banerjee

Sarnath-Banerjee-PhotoSarnath Banerjee writes picture stories and has written three books, Corridor, Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers and The Harappa Files. He lives between Delhi and Berlin, raising his two-year-old and finishing his next book, All quiet in Vikaspuri, on the growth obsessed society that he believes modern India has become.


(Image courtesy of Sarnath Banerjee)

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