Commonwealth

India will be integral to Commonwealth future growth

2020-03-16T13:22:53+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

If the Commonwealth were to expand its remit, led by India, areas such as security and counter-terrorism could be strengthened. India’s approach to the regional groupings of which it is a member is self-evidently instrumentalist. With limited resources each of the organisations or groups which India promotes serve a particular economic, political or cultural purpose. Thus, IBSA (comprising India, Brazil and South Africa) comprises a group of like-minded, Southern democracies, useful to align approaches in fora such as the UN. [...]

Commonwealth is like a Koh-i-Noor diamond

2018-05-23T12:59:47+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Lord Jonathan Marland is the Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), which is charged with promoting greater trade and investment between Commonwealth countries. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he sets the scene for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April and the scope for India to take the lead. Has the Commonwealth failed to live up to its potential? It is to the incredible credit to the Queen and the royal family that [...]

CHOGM 2018: Towards a common future

2020-03-18T11:24:25+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The chief of a Commonwealth parliamentary body delves into what the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has in store. Towards a Common Future is the theme for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year. With 60 per cent of the Commonwealth population below the age of 30, it is no surprise that theme is focussed on the future. The theme will explore how the unique organisation can be revitalised to maintain its relevance and will be the [...]

Can the Commonwealth help Brexit-hit Britain?

2020-03-05T06:39:22+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, Home Page, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

A leading anti-Brexit voice within the UK political establishment calls for a democratic exit from Brexit to firm up closer ties with the Commonwealth. Some Brexiteers have promoted the Commonwealth as an alternative to membership of the European Union (EU). In truth, the European Union and the Commonwealth are each stronger with Britain playing a leading role in both. And Britain is stronger too. The most effective way to exercise global influence is to remain a member of the largest, [...]

Building a new UK-India visa partnership

2018-07-09T09:25:27+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The chief of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) explains why CHOGM 2018 is the perfect timing for a renewed UK-India visa agreement. At the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) we have always supported a stronger relationship between India and the UK, built on our strong Commonwealth ties. As Britons and Indians alike know, the UK and India’s long-standing relationship is about more than just history. This is a relationship of vibrant cultural exchange; business links built on high-tech industry and trade, [...]