Diego Garcia & UK’s Ability to Project Global Power

I write to you from the Equator, on an Atoll in the centre of the Indian Ocean, which is a couple of hundred miles from the British Military base, Diego Garcia. From here I have a good calm place to contemplate the arguments about Britain being...

A Royal Visit for Closer UK India Relations

As Senior Dealmaker for the British Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme I am responsible for India and China and I was about to have the best day of my 10 years in the role.

No, I do not mean the US President. The Government liked the idea of promoting what a Dealmaker does on a day by day basis. So I thought I would pick a day where all I was doing was not the day job of running a fund, but my Government role full...

In 1995 I worked for a US Congressman. He is still in the US Congress. His name is Eliot Engel. One of my jobs was to collect the signatures of the other Senators and Congressman who supported one of his Resolutions put before Congress and letters...

The world of politics is not the only place I am sure. But the hanger-on or ‘chamcha’ is proliferating. I am not sure if this is because of social media, but this is the person who bows double in front of people they perceive important. I don’t...


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