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China’s omnipresence in Kenya turns sour

Many Kenyan businesses feel that Chinese owned companies receive preferential treatment and are able to operate with fewer regulations and...

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Global Britain Centre’s briefing acts as antidote to Rahul

The overall theme was the Indo-Pacific and the primary sentiment reached at the end of the event was for further...

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Rahul’s ‘trash India’ tour gets no traction in Britain

LONDON: Sam Pitroda is the global chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress. Most likely he was the organiser of the...

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The people behind the BBC hitjob on PM Modi

LONDON: The two-part BBC series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “India: The Modi Question” was most likely intended to be...

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UK FAC discusses Kashmir, human rights

Liam Byrne (Labour) quoted Michelle Bachelet about human rights. London:  UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee held a formal/oral evidence session on “Implementing...

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Cautious Rishi Sunak provides stability, but his vim disappears

It seems the government cannot see beyond Washington/New York or the Alps. Disappointingly, there were no references to prioritising a...

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Reflections on Christmas: Setting aside differences for goodwill, peace

The Nativity and waiting for Christ’s return make observant Christians emotional, but today Christmas is too often sadly secular, it...

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Will 2023 be a continuum of 2022 in British politics?

2023 begins with the Labour Party in the strongest position since 2010; in the polls, Labour are 17 percentage points...

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UK strikes spoil the advent of Christmas

UK is experiencing a new variety of Christmas chaos, this time not Covid-related but brought about by public workers’ strikes....

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PM Sunak delivers his first major foreign policy speech

London: This week, Rishi Sunak delivered his first major foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet. As explained by...

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MI5 continually adapts to counter terrorism

London: The new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt released his “autumn budget,” which included £55 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts....

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A drama-filled week in the UK

Suella Braverman’s language is under scrutiny. London: The Bank of England was vandalised with paint by a group called “Just...

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Investigation into Leicester uncovers false narrative and external actors

The false allegations have put the wider Hindu community in the UK at risk of hate, assault and vandalism. London:...

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UK Foreign Secretary visits India

Cleverly and Jaishankar discussed the latest on the 2030 Roadmap, the landmark commitment to boost cooperation between the UK and...

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Unite party and country: Rishi Sunak has his job cut out

Conservatives want to consolidate around Sunak, their political future depends on it. A leadership race prompted Boris Johnson’s snap to...

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Conservatives face a snap leadership election

The differences on immigration, benefits, Brexit, NHS, legitimate rights, essentially the policy mix, will continue to unbalance the party whoever...

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Disloyalty on all fronts in the UK

The current political atmosphere is a gift to the Labour Party, who are fantasizing about a general election. Astonishingly, these fantasies...

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Sturgeon revives call for Scottish independence referendum

There is a question about whether the Scottish government can hold a referendum without Westminster’s consent. London: The Scottish Parliament...

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Truss and Kwarteng, a dynamic duo

Since the mini-budget announcements by Kwarteng the UK has seen a spike in interest rates, a drop in the value...

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Farewell to the Queen and behold the King

With a new King and a new Prime Minister, the British stage is set for the start of the Carolean...

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The bell tolls for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In chess,the Queen is “the most powerful chess piece that each player has, able to move in any direction along...

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A Truss government may be imminent in UK

The expectations on Liz Truss are high, a big budget announcement after her appointment is a certainty. London: On Monday,...

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The Tory leadership campaign drones on

Many Tory voters have got campaign fatigue, but the two candidates must have the chance to tour the country with...

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Too early to predict outcome in Conservative leadership contest

The Indian diaspora in UK is largely supportive of Sunak, however, as Chancellor it is not obvious if Sunak has...