• India: A gateway for future investment.


    Above, the iconic Gateway of India. The Gateway of India is a monument built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Bombay, when they visited India in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924.

    Whilst the show “Westminster Kowtows” continues to make the retailers of sick bags very rich, another emerging super power seems persistently to escape notice. This is India.

    According to the World Bank – whose expert economists know about these things – India is on track to become the world’s largest economy in 2025 – not China.

    Here are some FACTS that David Kowtow Cameron should familiarise himself with:
    1. India – unlike China – is a democracy.
    2. India has a larger population than China.
    3. The UK has a unique special relationship with India as many Britons are of Indian descent. This one fact gives this country a unique advantage over other Western European industrial powers such as Germany.
    4. India uses English widely.
    5. Indians – sometimes – drive on the left.

    There is one thing that Cameron should get Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to do: Support India’s requests to me made a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council. This would reap big dividends.

    • No Graham, it is not ‘we’ who are mad, readers of the BG would be the last people on earth to sell out our assets, never mind our country.
      For anyone interested in the ‘behind the scenes people’, try
      The Satori and the New Mandarins by Adrian H. Krieg,
      It’s not for the faint-hearted nor are any of the other books this man has written.

    • Splendid article ; kowtow so apt.

      Why on earth are we even considering giving so much interest of control of such an important and safety-conscious industry to a foreign power and China of all!!
      We should not have our power coming from French companies and guarantee a price which we can have no idea is right or wrong for 20 years hence.

      We must be mad.

    • While I am stimulated with this proposition – It shows perfect logic, unfortunately Cameroon does not function with logic, merely instructions.

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