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Downing Street berates Boris Johnson: Should political officials be able to criticize other governments?

  • Yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments.

    I think criticism and scrutiny in politics is necessary and yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments. Elected officials are citizens just as much as civilians are. Although borders separate different countries, the actions of one country's government can have a powerful effect on the politics and economics of other countries.

  • I think criticism and scrutiny in politics is necessary

    When a person runs for public office they will always be the subject of scrutiny regardless of whether they do good or bad. In affect, scrutiny of those in political office helps balance power and ensure that corruption is difficult to hide. Some politicians deserve more scrutiny than others and that's ok.

  • Yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments.

    Yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments. Elected officials are citizens just as much as civilians are. They should not be held to a higher standard in regards to their ability to exercise their rights to free speech, and should be able to criticize other governments as much as they want.

  • Yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments.

    Yes, political officials should be able to criticize other governments as a part of free and open political dialogue. Although borders separate different countries, the actions of one country's government can have a powerful effect on the politics and economics of other countries. Because of this, criticism of one government by another government's political officials is completely valid and often required for a fully functional world government.

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