UK Edition April 2018

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Team Commonwealth

2018-05-22T14:28:47+00:00March 28th, 2018|2017/2018, From the Top, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

India and the UK are increasingly aligned on the Commonwealth’s potential to provide an impetus to trade and investment, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Tennis legend Billie Jean King famously said: “Create your legacy, then pass on the baton”. As the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) draws closer, there is anticipation that an initiative taken to bring trade and investment to the forefront of the grouping’s concerns may, in the years to come, see the [...]

The Indian Diaspora: The UK’s unused weapon post-Brexit

2018-05-22T14:21:20+00:00March 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Eye on Brexit, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Not tapping into the British Indian diaspora, which serves both India and the UK so well, is a missed opportunity. We often hear of the rich contribution made to the UK by the Indian diaspora, and of the long-standing special relationship between the two countries that has spanned centuries. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Asian businesses generate around 10 per cent of the UK’s GDP, whilst Asians only constitute 6 per cent of the population. Furthermore, these [...]

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, [...]