Brexit: Theresa May to visit India to lay foundations of trade deal


Blackleaf
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THERESA May has vowed to look beyond Europe and “forge a new global role for the UK” as she prepares to lead her first major trade mission next month, to India.

The Prime Minister claimed that the UK will become the “most passionate, most consistent, and most convincing advocate for free trade” ahead of the two-day visit.

She will use the trip to deliver on her ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit, introducing new and emerging enterprises, as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.


UK is READY for GLOBAL STAGE: Theresa May to visit India to lay foundations of trade deal

THERESA May has vowed to look beyond Europe and “forge a new global role for the UK” as she prepares to lead her first major trade mission next month, to India.

By Caroline Wheeler
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
The Express


Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a fade mission to India next month

The Prime Minister claimed that the UK will become the “most passionate, most consistent, and most convincing advocate for free trade” ahead of the two-day visit.

She will use the trip to deliver on her ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit, introducing new and emerging enterprises, as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.

A number of commercial deals are expected to be signed with the aim of creating and securing jobs at home and demonstrating market confidence in the strength of the British economy after Brexit.


Dr Liam Fox, the Secretary for International Trade, will also be going to India

A business delegation drawn from regions across the UK is due to accompany Mrs May, whose visit to India will mark her first bilateral visit outside Europe since taking office.

Dr Liam Fox, the Secretary for International Trade, is going too.

The Prime Minister will hold discussions with Prime Minister Modi during her visit on developing the strategic partnership between the UK and India, building on the deep links and cooperation the two countries already share.

Speaking ahead of the visit, which starts on November 6, the Prime Minster said: “As we leave the European Union we have the chance to forge a new global role for the UK – to look beyond our continent and towards the economic and diplomatic opportunities in the wider world.


Indian Prime Minister Modi

I am determined to capitalise on those opportunities and, as we embark on the trade mission to India, we will send the message that the UK will be the most passionate, most consistent, and most convincing advocate for free trade.

“This time we will be focusing on small and medium-sized businesses and, importantly, the delegation will include representation from every region of the UK.

"I want to create an economy that truly works for everyone – and this new approach to international trade missions will help achieve just that."

The relationships between our two countries are strong, and the Indian diaspora plays a vital role in our national life.

In my talks with Prime Minister Modi I want to build on our relationship for the benefit of both our countries, generating jobs and wealth and maintaining cooperation on defence and security."

India is now our second largest international job creator – last year, India created 7,105 new jobs in Britain through 140 projects.


A business delegation drawn from across regions is due to accompany Mrs May

Theresa May to visit India for Brexit trade deal after EU referendum | Politics | News | Daily Express
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Curious Cdn
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Didn't these two countries have a trade deal in the past?

You remember ... India produced great wealth and the British took it away with them?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Didn't these two countries have a trade deal in the past?

You remember ... India produced great wealth and the British took it away with them?

Yep. And now we're forging a new one. This is the 21st century.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Th British have wealthy companies and the Indians are going to buy them all and take them away with themselves?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Th British have wealthy companies and the Indians are going to buy them all and take them away with themselves?

I'd love to see what India would be like today had the British not gone in and introduced them to the delights of free trade, cricket, railways, tea and the English language.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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The next time you see a Jag drive by, wave and shout "Tata!"
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The next time you see a Jag drive by, wave and shout "Tata!"

Next time I'm in India and I see this...



... I'll shout: "We gave you that!"
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Next time I'm in India and I see this...



... I'll shout: "We gave you that!"

What the fu(k is that? Some sort of songbird swatter?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

What the fu(k is that? Some sort of songbird swatter?

It's cricket. Cricket, not Hinduism, is the national religion of India.

Sachin Tendulkar, India's and probably the world's greatest-ever cricketer, is literally worshipped as a god by hundreds of millions of Indians.

And all this is thanks to the British Empire.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Isn't cricket sone sort of hoppy invertebrate?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Isn't cricket sone sort of hoppy invertebrate?



The cricket is an insect of the Gryllidae family, of the suborder Ensifera. They are distantly related to grasshoppers. The name comes from the Old French "criquer", meaning "to creak", "to rattle", "to crackle."



Cricket is also a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have been dismissed or a set number of overs have been completed, the innings ends and the two teams then swap roles. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained, during their one or two innings. Its name comes from the Old French "criquet", meaning "goal post" or "stick."
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Next time I'm in India and I see this...



... I'll shout: "We gave you that!"



What you should say is 'we forced that on you'.


So as in any other 'free trade' deal who will be the winner of this one? India's wages are miniscule compare to Brexiter's so will Briexiters hear that giant sucking sound as the jobs vanish to India......?


www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHM9rXjdUo
 
Machjo
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India is far from the UK. If you want that to compensate for the loss of trade with the EU, you better hope it's a comprehensive trade deal that allows for totally free trade. Even that wouldn't make up for it totally, but it would be a big help. A few more deals like that with China, Russia, the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, etc., then you might find yourselves better off than even in the EU.

The problem though is that they have to want equally free trade too, it has to be reciprocal, and you have no control over that. All you can do is pray. But yes, in principle, if enugh countries are willing to accept totally free trade with the UK, maybe that could end up being even better than trade with the EU, but that's a long shot. Good luck, I really do hope Ms. May pulls if off.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

What you should say is 'we forced that on you'.

Did we force it on them or did they see british soldiers playing it, liked the look of it, and thought they'd play it themselves?

You can always tell the Indians to stop playing their beloved sport, if you like, but I think they'll just give you some funny looks.


Quote:

So as in any other 'free trade' deal who will be the winner of this one? India's wages are miniscule compare to Brexiter's so will Briexiters hear that giant sucking sound as the jobs vanish to India......?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHM9rXjdUo

Why is it that some people think a country wanting to trade with countries around the world is somehow unusual?

Britain was trading globally long before the EUSSR came along and is more global in its outlook than many other EU countries, who are inward-looking and parochial.

Canada is currently in free trade talks with India. Why can't Britain do the same?
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

India is far from the UK. If you want that to compensate for the loss of trade with the EU, you better hope it's a comprehensive trade deal that allows for totally free trade. Even that wouldn't make up for it totally, but it would be a big help. A few more deals like that with China, Russia, the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, etc., then you might find yourselves better off than even in the EU.

The problem though is that they have to want equally free trade too, it has to be reciprocal, and you have no control over that. All you can do is pray. But yes, in principle, if enugh countries are willing to accept totally free trade with the UK, maybe that could end up being even better than trade with the EU, but that's a long shot. Good luck, I really do hope Ms. May pulls if off.

Careful, you insulted The Greatest Country on Earth According to Blackleaf, even if it's only a little. He's gonna be very, very upset with you.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Careful, you insulted The Greatest Country on Earth According to Blackleaf, even if it's only a little. He's gonna be very, very upset with you.

Britain IS the greatest country in the world.

Meanwhile, the bad news for Europhiles keeps flooding in:

Iceland AND Norway could LEAVE European Economic Area for new trade deal with UK | World | News | Daily Express

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Machjo
#17
Any trade deal between the UK and India ought to include the free movement of qualified chefs and cooks.
 
Blackleaf
#18
Now the Canadians know what the EU is really like..

Canada blasts EU 'not capable' of agreeing trade deal as CETA crumbles after Belgium block

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has officially suffered a humiliating set-back in its attempts to secure a Canada trade deal after a regional Belgian parliament overruled the entire 28-country bloc.

By JOEY MILLER
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
The Express

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has officially suffered a humiliating set-back in its attempts to secure a Canada trade deal after a regional Belgian parliament overruled the entire 28-country bloc.

Last-ditch talks broke down today with the Federation of Wallonia-Brussels, a parliament for Belgium’s French-speakers, who had previously voted to reject the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

While all 28 member states supported the deal, Belgium could not give its official approval without the backing of its five sub-federal administrations, including Wallonia.

They rejected the deal with Canada over concerns about public services and agriculture, and emergency talks this afternoon could not sway their decision.

The breakdown is an embarrassing failure for the EU, who are now scratching their heads over how their much-heralded trade deal was shut down by a regional federation.

As she left the talks in Brussels, Canada's Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said: "It seems evident for me and for Canada that the European Union is not now capable of having an international accord even with a country that has values as European as Canada."

She added: "Canada is disappointed, but I think it is impossible."

Christoph Leitl of the business alliance Global Chamber Platform said: “It’s crazy. If we allow a regional parliament to block a trade deal that will benefit the whole EU, where does this lead us to?”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said: “If Europe cannot manage to sign this agreement, then that sends a very clear message not just to Europeans but to the whole world that Europe is choosing a path that is not productive, either for its citizens or for the world, and that would be a shame.”

EU-Canada CETA trade deal REJECTED after regional Belgian opposition | World | News | Daily Express

And the Americans are at odds with the EU as well...

EU will NOT be pushed around: Juncker issues threat to America amid heated trade exchange | World | News | Daily Express
 
personal touch
Bloc Québécois
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As usual,progressive politics,please note the plan was in place so advancements could be made,no moving along with blindfolds on wish I was going

Time allows for new designs,old thinkers need not to apply
 
tay
#20
Arriving in New Delhi on Sunday, the premier unveiled what her office called a "bespoke" fast-track visa service for "high net-worth" Indians and their families and promised quicker border checks for all business travelers from India to Britain.

May’s trip offers her a chance to recover momentum after a week of setbacks at home, when she lost a court case over parliament’s role in leaving the European Union and one of her lawmakers quit in protest at her Brexit strategy. She will hold talks with Indian premier Narendra Modi on Monday aimed at preparing the ground for a trade deal between the two countries when Britain quits the 28-member bloc.


"As we leave the EU, we want to ensure that the United Kingdom remains one of the most attractive countries in the world to do business and invest," May said in a statement to journalists traveling with her. "We want to attract more Indian businesses to the U.K., which is why it’s right to offer Indian business executives a world-class visa service tailored to their needs."

The question of immigration has been a cloud over relations between Britain and India since May tightened the rules during her time as Britain’s home secretary. The changes caused the number of Indians enrolling in British universities to fall by 50 percent and May and Modi are likely to discuss the tensions in two hours of talks scheduled on Monday.

Speaking to reporters on her flight from London, May defended Britain’s record on immigration from India and said, despite Indian concerns, she would not loosen the limit on the number of migrants Britain takes from outside the EU.

“We have a visa system for countries outside the European Union which ensures that the brightest and the best are able to come to the United Kingdom,” she said before touching down in New Delhi on Sunday. “The figures show that we issued more work visas to India than I think the U.S., Australia, Canada and China put together. Nine out of 10 Visa applications from India are accepted.

Despite refusing to give ground on total numbers of migrants, May’s plans to make Britain a global leader for free trade after Brexit will involve offering a warmer welcome to Indian business travelers, with preferential treatment in the visa system over workers from other countries.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-after-brexit
 
Blackleaf
#21
She flew there on an RAF plane:

MAYFLY



Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota

BBC News
7 November 2016


International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is accompanying Theresa May on the three-day trip

Theresa May has rejected calls to relax Indian visa rules, saying the UK has a "good system" for applications.

The prime minister, who is in Delhi to pave the way for the UK's first post-Brexit trade deal, said the UK was already able to attract "the brightest and the best" from outside the EU.

"Nine out of 10 visa applications from India are already accepted," she said.

But she said the UK could give ground if Indians who overstayed their visas could be returned more swiftly.

"The UK will consider further improvements to our visa offer if, at the same time, we can step up the speed and volume of returns of Indians with no right to remain," she told reporters.

Her government also intends to make it easier for wealthy Indian business executives to come to the UK.

A small group of high-net-worth individuals and their families will be offered access to the Great Club - a bespoke visa and immigration service - to make visa applications smoother.

Thousands of Indians on work visas will also be able to join the Registered Traveller service which will mean they can get through UK border controls more quickly.

"As we leave the EU, we want to ensure that the UK remains one of the most attractive countries in the world to do business and invest," Mrs May said.



Visa issues risk dominating Theresa May's first trade trip since becoming prime minister.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a technology summit in Delhi he wanted to encourage "greater mobility" for its young people in education.

He said: "Education is vital for our students and will define our engagement in a shared future.

"We must therefore encourage greater mobility and participation of young people in education and research opportunities."

Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria earlier said restrictions on staying in the UK after their studies meant the number of Indians attending UK universities had halved in the past five years.

He said "movement of people" would form a key part of any trade negotiations.

'Bridge-building'

The number of study visas issued to Indian nationals fell from 68,238 in the year to June 2010 to 11,864 five years later, official UK figures show.

The solution, according to Karan Bilimoria, is to exclude foreign students from Britain's statistics on net migration, which Mrs May has pledged to cut to below 100,000 annually - down from 336,000 in the year to June 2015.

"We need to immediately get the government, Theresa May, on this visit to announce and say 'we're no longer going to include international students within the net migration figures,'" crossbencher Lord Bilimoria told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekend.

He added: "The reality is Theresa May when she was home secretary did deliver very, very negative messages towards immigration."

"She has got a lot of bridge-building to do when she goes to India."

Mrs May will be accompanied on the three-day trip by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and trade minister Greg Hands as well as representatives from 33 UK companies.

Deals expected to be confirmed during the trip include:

A £1.2m joint venture between the Pandrol Group UK and Rahee Group in India to set up a manufacturing plant for rail projects

A £15m imaging and diagnostic centre in Chennai by Lyca Health UK

A £350m investment from UK start-up Kloudpad in high-tech electronics manufacturing in Kochi

Analysis: Simon Jack, BBC business editor in Delhi

The prime minister flew into Delhi late last night to be greeted by the worst smog this city has seen in nearly 20 years.

Where better to get a taste of life beyond the EU than India. With such deep historical links between the two countries surely the UK can cut through the bureaucratic smog that saw Brussels spend nearly a decade negotiating, but ultimately fail, to agree a deal with the world's fastest growing economy?

But Indian business leaders are confused. No-one knows what the UK's relationship with the EU will eventually look like, and many are unsure about how much can be usefully discussed until the UK has withdrawn from the EU - a point that is at least two years away.

Some things are clear and all too familiar. Trade and immigration are linked. If the UK wants better access to Indian markets, the government in Delhi wants a looser approach to UK work and student visas. This week saw Britain's visa rules for foreign visitors tightened.

Specific deals will be announced over the next 24 hours but more clarity around a trade relationship that has stagnated or even declined in recent years is likely to remain enveloped in the Delhi smog.

Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota - BBC News


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Blackleaf
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We won't be sari about Brexit! Theresa May hails 'world of opportunities' outside the EU as she dons traditional Hindu garb during trade trip to India

Theresa May travelled to Bangalore, the IT capital of India, on final day of three-day trade mission

The PM then made a colourful visit to the Someshwara Temple in Bangalore, donning traditional clothing

Visited Dynamatic Technologies factory where Indian workers assemble components for Airbus in Swindon

She was mobbed by pupils at a Bangalore primary school to watch flypast before visiting a temple

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline and Matt Dathan, Political Correspondent For Mailonline
8 November 2016


Theresa May is on the last day of her trade trip to India

Theresa May donned a sari on the final day of her visit to India, as she declared the trade mission a success in her drive to build 'global Britain'.

Mrs May wore the traditional Indian clothing as she visited the Sri Someshwara Hindu temple in Bangalore, the southern city which has become the IT sector hub of the sub-continent.

The PM has been leading a business delegation with the aim of bringing down barriers to commerce and paving the way for a free trade agreement following Brexit.

Speaking to Sky News at the end of her three-day visit, she said: 'Leaving the EU presents us with a world of opportunities and I'm determined to seize them.

'That's why I'm here in India, delivering on global Britain. And I have to say the response has been very good.

'During this visit, we've seen £1 billion worth of deals being signed and we've come to an agreement with the Indian government that we will work together with them on developing our trade relationship for the future.

'What does that mean? It means more jobs, more investment in the UK, more trade for British businesses and that's good for everyone.'

The first leg of Mrs May's visit, in the capital New Delhi, was dominated by tensions over visas, with Indian PM Narendra Modi putting pressure on the UK to ease restrictions on students and skilled workers coming to Britain.

Mrs May announced new measures to make trips to the UK easier for senior business executives, and she offered to discuss improvements in the visa application process for Indian citizens in return for greater co-operation over the return of migrants who overstay their permission to remain.


The PM donned traditional garb as she visited the Sri Someshwara Hindu temple in Bangalore


Theresa May hailed a joint UK-Indian hi-tech engineering project as she visited the city of Bangalore as part of a drive to boost trade. Pictured, the Prime Minister watches a flypast by the Indian Air Force with pupils at a primary school in Bangalore




Mrs May, who was this afternoon flying back to Britain, made India the first destination outside Europe for her first bilateral as PM

But for the Prime Minister, trade has been the priority, with deals sealed during the trip expected to create more than 1,300 jobs in the UK.

Mrs May issued a warning on Monday of the risks of stagnation and falling incomes if the UK fails to make a determined push for new trade opportunities after Brexit.

'As Britain leaves the EU, we're determined not to turn our backs on the world but to forge a new, global, outward-looking role for ourselves,' she told a business summit in New Delhi.


Mrs May went to the temple on the final leg of her visit to India today, before boarding her official plane for the flight home


Mrs May told ITV News: 'The message I've had here is that people actively want to do business with the UK.'

'Because we know from history what happens when countries do not embrace the opportunities of the world - they stagnate, they get poorer, they don't protect their people, they make them worse off.'

Mrs May said she had detected real interest in India in doing more trade with Britain after its departure from the EU, which she aims to complete by 2019.

She told ITV News: 'The message I've had here is that people actively want to do business with the UK.'

'The message I'm getting is that everybody wants to build on the trade relationship that the UK has with India. They see opportunities and benefits for India and the UK going forward.'


Mrs May received a gift after visiting the Sri Someshwara Temple after she had earlier travelled to Bangalore on a three-day trade mission designed to pave the way for close commercial links with the south Asian giant after Brexit


Mrs May's trip has seen memorandums of understanding signed on intellectual property rights and the ease of doing business in India, and she and Mr Modi agreed to co-operate on cyber-security and tackling violent extremism online


An Indian Hindu priest escorts British Prime Minister Theresa May during her visit to Someshwara Swamy temple in Bangalore, India

Although EU rules block the UK from entering formal negotiations on a free trade deal with India until withdrawal is complete, Mrs May has made clear she is determined to do the groundwork for an early post-Brexit agreement and to tackle barriers to trade which can be dealt with immediately.

Her trip has seen memorandums of understanding signed on intellectual property rights and the ease of doing business in India, and she and Mr Modi agreed to co-operate on cyber-security and tackling violent extremism online.


Although EU rules block the UK from entering formal negotiations on a free trade deal with India until withdrawal is complete, Mrs May has made clear she is determined to do the groundwork for an early post-Brexit agreement




During her trip, Mrs May announced new measures to make trips to the UK easier for senior business executives, and she offered to discuss improvements in the visa application process for Indian citizens


Mrs May left the Someshwara Temple in Bangalore surrounded by aides and other staff after her visit in Bangalore

In Bangalore, she visited a Dynamatic Technologies factory where Indian workers assemble components machined in the company's Swindon and Bristol facilities for Airbus jets.

And she joined flag-waving children at the city's Stonehill Primary School to witness a flypast of Indian Air Force jets and helicopters in her honour.

The flypast was the first of its kind offered to a visiting head of government, and follows a similar display by the Red Arrows during Mr Modi's visit to the UK last year.

First stop was the Dynamatic Technologies factory where Indian workers assemble components machined in the company's Swindon and Bristol facilities for Airbus jets.

The contract for flap track beams for Airbus 330s is worth £120 million to the UK economy over 10 years and has created 60 new jobs across Dynamatic's two UK sites and 100 jobs in Bangalore.


Theresa May travelled to the IT capital of India on the final day of a three-day trade mission designed to pave the way for close commercial links with the south Asian giant after Brexit. Pictured, the Prime Minister meets pupils at a Bangalore primary school


Therea May watches a flypast by the Indian Air Force with pupils at a primary school in Bangalore today


Theresa May (pictured being greeted at Bangalore's airport today) announced new measures to make trips to the UK easier for senior business executives, and she offered to discuss improvements in the visa application process for Indian citizens in return for greater co-operation over the return of migrants who overstay their permission to stay

Touring the Bangalore plant, Mrs May said: 'This collaboration between Dynamatic Technologies UK and Indian workforce demonstrates the strength of the UK's partnership with India.

'It showcases British technology with Indian manufacturing and delivers real benefit to both our economies, creating jobs back in Swindon and Bristol as well as here in India.'

The first leg of Mrs May's three-day visit, in capital New Delhi, was dominated by tensions over visas, with Indian PM Narendra Modi putting pressure on the UK to ease restrictions on students and skilled workers coming to Britain.

Mrs May announced new measures to make trips to the UK easier for senior business executives, and she offered to discuss improvements in the visa application process for Indian citizens in return for greater co-operation over the return of migrants who overstay their permission to stay.


Theresa May greets children at Stonehill Government Primary School in Bangalore today



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I wonder if May will stay in India to watch the cricket. The First Test between India and England starts tomorrow and she's a huge cricket fan.
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Tecumsehsbones
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This proves Theresa May is a Hindu.
 
Blackleaf
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

This proves Theresa May is a Hindu.

No. She's Church of England. Her father was a Church of England clergyman who was chaplain of a hospital in Eastbourne.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

No. She's Church of England. Her father was a Church of England clergyman who was chaplain of a hospital in Eastbourne.

People a lot like you present a picture of Obama in traditional dress as proof Obama is a Muslim, so how is this different?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

People a lot like you present a picture of Obama in traditional dress as proof Obama is a Muslim, so how is this different?

Well Barack wore Muslim garb at a private family occasion.

Mrs May is wearing Hindu garb whilst being shown around a Hindu temple.
 
tay
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

This proves Theresa May is a Hindu.

This proves she should be working on Trade deals and not sightseeing......


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Murphy
Conservative
#28
I wonder, should India trade with the UK, will the new Muslim government insist on Halal? (for the imported foodstuffs that is)

 
tay
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I wonder, should India trade with the UK, will the new Muslim government insist on Halal? (for the imported foodstuffs that is)

I doubt if Britain will insist on Halal only. But I do hope Britain does something about the literacy issue. Seems there are more useless pictures in an article than words so I figure most of them can't read and only take their cues from pictures..
 
Murphy
Conservative
#30
Yes, it smacks of tabloid journalism.