17 April, 2021

But The Bus Is Packed!

The crowded-bus syndrome informs UK Indians’ position. Immigrants themselves, they don’t want more coming in.

A gathering of Indians celebrating Baisakhi at Trafalgar Square
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But The Bus Is Packed!
outlookindia.com
2016-06-17T21:51:54+05:30

India

  • There will be an impact on Indians living in Britain as most of them are immigrants, like those the ‘Leave’ camp wants to keep out
  • UK is India’s third-largest investor. There are concerns about current and future inve­stments from both UK and EU into India.
  • India is the third largest source of FDI in UK. Tatas is the largest private sector emp­loyer, and Indian investments amount to more than that from other EU nations.

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Priti Patel represents the many paradoxes evident in the June 23 referendum in the UK on whether to stick with Europe or go it alone—to Brexit that is, as wordplay-loving Britain puts it. Articulate and engaging, she was appointed employment minister by prime minister David Cameron as Britain’s first “UK Indian diaspora champ­ion”. But she’s now using that platform to undermine the Cameron-led ‘Rem­ain’ campaign and urging Asians to back ‘Brexit’....

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