A cookie crumbles. A cake is a different thing.

M.J. Akbar on CNBC-TV18:

“We have misunderstood the nature of a fall of government. We think of a fall as a dramatic thud or sudden activity. Not quite so. When governments disagree they tend to crumble. Have you ever heard a cake crumble? The governments tend to disappear in slow degrees and that is what has happened.

“The most important fact for me is that this government began with a majority of a much over a hundred in Parliament and today its majority is a pretty dubious single-digit figure, if it has any majority at all…. While in the numbers game the government may claim to a sort of majority, I think in real terms the credibility of this government has dissipated to a point where it might remain in office but it will not remain in power.”

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