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British PM Johnson arrives in India for hard sell on anti-Russia action

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Not many years left in the office, he is travelling at no extra cost with an excuse of meetings. Smart for himself only.

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However, London acknowledges that it is some way off clinching a post-Brexit trade deal with Modi's government, which wants more visas for Indians to work or study in the UK.

16 months in, but "still some way off", despite having years to prepare. This is with a country with historically close ties to the UK as well.

Anti-immigration sentiment drove Brexit, so "visas for Indians to work or study in the UK" is not an easy issue to fix.

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"Hi Boris, thanks for coming and for the investment deal, but no, we won't stop dealing with the Russians just because your masters in Washington have ordered you to tell us to."

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Wants to ensure UK still gets the medication it needs.

The top five are Pfizer (US), Roche, Novartis (both Swiss), Merck (US) and GlaxoSmithKline (UK). Yet these companies – and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole – rely on global supply chains. And China and India play key roles in the supply of both ingredients and finished drugs.

Also paracetamol, aspirin etc. Count in tea, spices etc, UK has to keep a good relationship with India. Boris's father is dealing with China.

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In India, Boris Johnson is like a dog barking at the moon.

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Can someone give Boris a haircut so he can look half decent for his posters? Looks like he just woke up.

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A desperate attempt at relevance from the floundering Johnson: 170,000 dead from covid, economy ruined thanks to Brexit and political corruption rampant as the country sinks into a dystopian mess.

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Boris Johnson's ex-wife was half Indian so he may feel that he can demand India to back Western sanctions against Russia as part of his dowry. Just like Bombay was handed over to King Charles of England by the Portugese in dowry.

But no, the days of the British Raj are long gone now.

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Boris left UK to escape the baying at his door for his many failures. He wants a little peace and quiet.

He knows India will not damage itself to support the world condemnation of Russia. India has too many ties to both east and west to take sides.

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Love how not being offended by Russia doing what the US and UK see as their right to do whenever they want is deemed to be because of reliant relationships.

I guess that the UK and Japan being reliant on the US for trade etc is why they didn't condemn the US invasion of Syria, Iraq, and the rest of the insanely long list of countries that the US has invaded over my lifetime.

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Anyone else see the EU, UK swirling the basin and at the same time shooting themselves in the foot. You’ve all been sold on the US’s anti Russia stuff since the Hillary days. All big lies we now know, and yes, Hillary lost, and kept the anti Russian rap going until the next Dem got into the White House to ramp up the Imperialist war. If you think Putin is some kind of crazed mad man then think again. He’s been warning us all about NATO and the Donbas for years. So now you’re shocked that war has returned to Europe? Boy oh boy. And all it’s doing is making China and India stronger by not playing these 18 to 20th century games, while the EU UK US weakens. Wait till these economic hardships start to bite. Trump or someone else will be back in and you’ll only be getting to the emergency room with a gangrene foot.

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Ah, beautiful Devanagari writing on this photo, what means Svāgatam in Hindi?

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RichardPearce

the US invasion of Syria, Iraq, and the rest of the insanely long list of countries that the US has invaded over my lifetime.

At least be accurate. The US did not "invade" Syria. It sent forces to fight IS. It invaded no cities and only clashed with Syrian national forces when the Syrians fired first or ignored warnings to stay away from US limited forces. Easier to condemn America if you call their limited anti terror action against IS as an INVASION! And if they had not fought IS you would have condemned them for doing nothing to fight IS terror while others did. Yes the US politically supported the Syrian opposition in their attempts to end Bashar al-Assad regime.

Yes the invasion of Iraq was carried out on a false pretext, but it had the positive aspect of ending the rule of a despot (Saddam) who killed his own citizens with gas amongst other horrific murders.

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At least be accurate. The US did not "invade" Syria. It sent forces to fight IS. It invaded no cities and only clashed with Syrian national forces when the Syrians fired first or ignored warnings to stay away from US limited forces. Easier to condemn America if you call their limited anti terror action against IS as an INVASION! And if they had not fought IS you would have condemned them for doing nothing to fight IS terror while others did. Yes the US politically supported the Syrian opposition in their attempts to end Bashar al-Assad regime.

Ah the CNN version.

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Let's get this straight - he is only traveling to India to avoid the Parliament vote on his misleading the House of Commons. Pure and simple.

Every single time he is brought to book he escapes on an overseas "trade visit". The last trip was a couple of weeks ago when it was announced by the police that they were going to penalise him for the lockdown party.

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God i dislike him.

A complete w staring banker

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Interesting that the Union Jack is the wrong way round in the poster. Hidden meaning?

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This time the refrigerator won't do to hide from the heat of scandals surrounding Johnson on his home turf so he's scarpered off to India to put more distance between him and the mayhem he's left behind in Blighty. Another useless trip with his usual trade-mark costume-changes for his grand-standing durbar with Putin fanboy Modi.

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It would be nice to have a change but I feel as soon as he is gone people will just pick on the next person in the same way

‘Pick on’? He broke the law.

Trying to portray Johnson as the victim sounds like something you’d describe as coming from ‘left field’.

I’d prefer a more British sporting image - he’s scored quite a few own goals. Should be dropped

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Hope Johnson has a good time in India. Great to see him out and about. He still has that American spring to him!

Incredible that people get all riled up over a piece of cake!

I wonder if the frosting had a little kick to it? Maybe some rum?

Johnson will ride this out.

The Brits forgave Margaret Thatcher and her oppression of the Irish, and resultant deaths.

They will forgive someone for celebrating their birthday in private. No one was hurt.

Except some people's feelings.

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They will forgive someone for celebrating their birthday in private. No one was hurt.

Except some people's feelings.

I wonder what kind of post you would have written if your parents died on their own in hospital with a couple of people at their funeral. As happened with countless families in the UK during the early days of covid. Those were Johnson's rules nobody else's.

And you miss the point completely. Johnson lied in Parliament about the party's. And he leads the country. Your post is a disgrace.

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Hail Britannica as you visit ,your former colony

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