With the December 31 deadline for the end of the Brexit transition period now just weeks away, the UK opened its new points-based system of Skilled Worker Visas which is largely viewed as good news for India.
As the latest round of negotiations between the UK and EU to thrash out a post-Brexit trade agreement faces some hurdles, it is crucial for Britain not to take its foot off the pedal with other important trading partners – including India.
The director of a London-based think tank analyses the role of the Indian diaspora in the 2019 General Elections and notes how immigration reforms should be of key importance post Brexit. Highlights: The 2019 General Election saw Britain elect its most diverse Parliament ever, with 65 ethnic minority MPs making up one-tenth of the House of Commons. Scepticism about Brexit among Indian voters appeared to be a barrier to supporting the governing party for Corbyn-sceptic voters. One of the biggest [...]
Editorial 2020 could be a jumpstart for UK-India ties with PM Boris Johnson hinting a new post-Brexit trade deal with India. As the year of two major elections – one in India in May and a snap poll in the UK in December –comes to a close, the vote is quite definitively in favour of stronger UK-India ties in the New Year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was voted into power with a “stonking” mandate, has made repeated references to his commitment to strike a new post-Brexit trade deal with India and partner with the Indian Prime Minister, whom he fondly refers to as Narendrabhai, on [...]
A British Indian entrepreneur takes stock of the changes in UK’s economy over 2019 and what this means for its relationship with India. 2019 – what a year! Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets re-elected with an enhanced majority. Brexit remains unresolved and although India continues to grow at a pace enviable to any western country, its growth rate has slowed down. The UK, with all the continuing uncertainty regarding Brexit, continued to grow as an economy, albeit at a very [...]
The lack of Indian-origin representatives in the coming election has not done much to pacify the anti-India allegations aimed at the Labour Party.
Business chiefs and analysts wearing thin of a wait and watch approach to an ever-moving target for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). The finish line in any race is most often the clearest goal towards which competitors can focus their attention. However, in the Brexit race, more of a dash in the days leading up to the October 31 mark, it is that very finish line that has continued to blur every time it seems remotely within reach. [...]