Boris: we are losing India to the Americans

#1
What do I keep saying about a Brit minister/politician visiting India every month for business. Off course some would not like it and are living in fools paradise.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has warned Britain can no longer rely on colonial sentiment as a basis for trade relations with India, as he warns young Indians are increasingly looking to the United States as a partner.

Mr Johnson, on a six-day trip to the country to promote business links with London, said to simply rely on India's history with the UK "simply didn't cut the mustard".

He said: "The objective is to build up what is a new partnership between London, the UK and India.

"We can't rely on sentiment. Everybody knows this. All this stuff about links and language doesn't cut the mustard any more.

"It's all about what London has - the brands we can offer, the opportunities we can offer to Indian business."

Mr Johnson is today visiting Akshardham Hindu temple, which has links with Neasden temple, before heading to India Gate.

The mayor is a known critic of the Government's decision to restrict the number of student visas, adding that he was concerned many young Indian people often decided to study in America.

Mr Johnson added: "On the way in to Delhi I saw a Jaguar car driving in from the airport which had been made in Coventry and now owned by an Indian company.

"Imagine if a million were driving Jaguar cars, you can see where the opportunities are.

"The worry is that young Indians are already orientated towards America. They think about higher education in America, we do much better with young Chinese for example.

"Visas is a point but it's not the only point. It's the mood music, so what I want to do is explain how welcoming London is."

The mayor said Transport for London was already looking at offering consultancy advice on how to run an underground system as Delhi has a brand new metro network.

At his hotel some Indian locals mistook Mr Johnson for the King of England. Others thought he was Wimbledon legend Boris Becker as he toured the Akshardhan temple in Delhi while one American businessman who had his photo taken with the mayor at his hotel just referred to him as "that guy on the zip line" - a reference to when Boris got stuck as he traversed Victoria Park during the Olympics.

Akash Bharadia, 18, is spending his gap year volunteering at the temple.

He said: "One of the locals shouted out it was Boris Becker while some people asked whether he was the King of England. They know it's Boris, that's the main thing."

Mr Johnson is seeking to capitalise on the rise in London's international profile following the Olympic games with trade trips to India, Brazil, India and China as well as some of the smaller Asian nations with fast-growing economies.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pol...ris-we-are-losing-India-to-the-Americans.html
 
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#3
Boris Johnson is also willing to learn from India, and is trying to teach UK on how to tax.

Boris Johnson praises India tax regime as he urges cut in UK top rate


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The London Mayor said the Chancellor should "brood" on whether the top rate of tax - which currently stands at 45% - should be cut.

. . .

Speaking at the Bombay Stock Exchange on the final day of his tour of India. Mr Johnson said: "You've got tax rates here of only 30% - a point George Osborne might like to brood on.

. . .

After an hour and a half of speeches at the stock exchange, Mr Johnson posed with the bull statue at its main entrance, gripping its horns as if he was a rodeo rider desperately clinging on.
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Full Story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...e-as-he-urges-cut-in-uk-top-rate-8371311.html
 
#4
Bojo is preaching to the faithfull in anticipation of his leadership bid - where's the news here?
 
#5
US is courting India for security reasons more than trade. The Chinese will still be the principal manufacturer for the world in ten years despite what India dreams of.
 
#6
If "winning" India consists of sending millions more Indians into the UK and turning Londonistan into Derkaderkastan then I don't see any particular reason for the UK to not immediately hoist the white flag.

Funny how Indian ideas of strengthening relations always involves ethnic invasion and inundating other people's nations with their brown sahibs.
 
#7
If "winning" India consists of sending millions more Indians into the UK and turning Londonistan into Derkaderkastan then I don't see any particular reason for the UK to not immediately hoist the white flag.

Funny how Indian ideas of strengthening relations always involves ethnic invasion and inundating other people's nations with their brown sahibs.
The white flag should not be raised because the brown sahibs can actually produce tangible work and pay tax into the system while the brown-freckles-on-orange sahibs can eat off the hands of brown sahibs.

Whenever a country's native population become a bunch of scroungers, the country is forced to import useful foreign populations to make up for the useless native population. Going to pubs and getting drunk doesn't count as useful work.

Demographic shift is a consequence of this, and to be fair, a well deserved phenomenon for a nation that is, to put it mildly, a welfare (largesse) state.
 
#8
If "winning" India consists of sending millions more Indians into the UK and turning Londonistan into Derkaderkastan then I don't see any particular reason for the UK to not immediately hoist the white flag.

Funny how Indian ideas of strengthening relations always involves ethnic invasion and inundating other people's nations with their brown sahibs.
Do I detect a chip on your shoulder?
 
#9
I think Mr Johnson has highlighted the reality.

Indeed Jaguars are great.

There are also the Land Rover SUVs which are getting rather popular.
 
#10
Indeed Jaguars are great.

There are also the Land Rover SUVs which are getting rather popular.
It is only a matter of time that the production shifts to India.

Production costs are already less in India. Moreover, the Euro imposed 'Green Laws,' the heavy taxation, and higher wage-rate isn't helping matters either.

Expect the Indians to be blamed for all these, that are the doings of none other than the UK and Euro politicians.
 
#11
Oh look, another boring India is great thread by the ebay degree brigade.
 
#12
If some other country outpaces one's own, it does get boring!

Understandable.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away
 
#13
It is only a matter of time that the production shifts to India.

Production costs are already less in India. Moreover, the Euro imposed 'Green Laws,' the heavy taxation, and higher wage-rate isn't helping matters either.

Expect the Indians to be blamed for all these, that are the doings of none other than the UK and Euro politicians.
But when it shifts to China, the British are happy.

I believe China owns them!
 
#14
Can we have a ban on threads about India?

No-one gives a **** about some shit-hole thousands of miles away full of ********* who couldn't feed their poor depite the UK giving them billions of pounds to spend on space ships and solid gold statues of fat fellas.
 
#16
Can we have a ban on threads about India?

No-one gives a **** about some shit-hole thousands of miles away full of ********* who couldn't feed their poor depite the UK giving them billions of pounds to spend on space ships and solid gold statues of fat fellas.
This is about Boris and Bonny England.

I take it that he is British.

Or else why was he made the Mayor?

Let me correct your fond delusion.

The peanuts given was not for space programme.

It was to promote British industry and psy ops.

Check your own websites.

Some unspeakable part of your anatomy is burning in green envy?

Come one, you are all living off the fat of the land - womb to the tomb philosophy.

Be a man, quit whining, gird up your loins and cry God for Harry, England and St George and get to your 9 to 5 and do some honest bit of labour.

That would do a lot for England and its additions called GB that is itself up in arms to separate!

First, get your flock together and then whine!

Quit belly aching!

Think for England and GB and stand up and be counted!

Quit be an illiterate duffer!
 
#17
Bless, the cow worshiper thinks we would wish to move to a third world country, no thanks!

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#18
This is about Boris and Bonny England.

I take it that he is British.

Or else why was he made the Mayor?

Let me correct your fond delusion.

The peanuts given was not for space programme.

It was to promote British industry and psy ops.

Check your own websites.

Some unspeakable part of your anatomy is burning in green envy?

Come one, you are all living off the fat of the land - womb to the tomb philosophy.

Be a man, quit whining, gird up your loins and cry God for Harry, England and St George and get to your 9 to 5 and do some honest bit of labour.

That would do a lot for England and its additions called GB that is itself up in arms to separate!

First, get your flock together and then whine!

Quit belly aching!

Think for England and GB and stand up and be counted!
Why are you bleating about 9 to 5 on here as though I'm some sort of dole scum?

This is an Army forum, and the people on here (as I am) are predominantly in full time employment in the Army!

You are a ****ing troll and are on here solely to wind people up.

Admit it - are you a sock puppet, or an ebay degree bell end with a corner shop in Croydon?
 
#19
Bless, the cow worshiper thinks we would wish to move to a third world country, no thanks!

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Cow worshiper?

Well that would be better than one who on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, kneels at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh. ..in a Christian chapel on Sunday, kneels beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.

Gruesome, horrific and beast like!
 
#20
Why are you bleating about 9 to 5 on here as though I'm some sort of dole scum?

This is an Army forum, and the people on here (as I am) are predominantly in full time employment in the Army!

You are a ****ing troll and are on here solely to wind people up.

Admit it - are you a sock puppet, or an ebay degree bell end with a corner shop in Croydon?
Full time?

Poodle faking would be closer.

Why, aren't you a man?

All British?

They claim that they can take it as much as they give like a Man.

So, you are no man, right?

Today is the pagan god Ra's day.

Go and kneel at the horrifying symbol of blood and gore!

Cow worshiper am I?

Why can't you all discuss, without being crude, rude, irrelevant, tangential, obfuscating and downright disgrace to what the British have touted as their credo - fair and just?

True colours have come out now that you have lost the Empire and taken by the world as non entities?

Has the comedown been so bad that it has got under your skin?

I hate to say this but whatever little fondness one had still of Britain, has washed off with comments one sees out here.

Had those comments been based on facts, that would be understandable.

But the comments here are merely based on bile and jealousy and nothing more.

Why are you all so jealous.

All you have to do is jack up your bootstraps and prove to the world. I am sure you all can.

It is just that the modern Britain is plumb lazy and has lost the elan of being British and have got used to an easy life with Govt dole outs!
 

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