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Beacons No Red Flag For VIP Culture
28.03.17 - harcharan bains*

I am opposed to the importance being attached to red beacons atop official vehicles. This is nothing but tokenism. It makes no difference to the VIP mindset whether or not his vehicle carries a red light atop or not. One of the arguments advanced in favour of removing red beacons yesterday that it is a symbolic rejection of artificial distinctions between common people and the so called VIPs. Not convinced. 
 
Tomorrow, you might even insist policemen should be without uniforms and should dress up as common people do - because in the end even their dress becomes as a symbol of authority and a distinction between them and the common people. Its all about attitude. I can't imagine a London cop misbehaving with a layman regardless of how many beacons his official car that gives you a chase carries.
 
I have always thought that these so-called gestures of simplicity are nothing but ...
  



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