Analysis: Why the largest strike in history in India is a problem for the British state
The largest strike in history rocks the Modi regime in India, a key ally of the UK
THE largest strike in world history, with perhaps 200 million workers taking part, rocked the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi in India.
Between 9-10 January workers across the private and public sectors engaged in the strike instigated by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (Citu).
£9.2 trillion drained from India during British rule, economist finds
“The modern capitalist world would not exist without colonialism and the drain,” says Indian economist Utsa Patnaik
BRITAIN impoverished India over the course of its colonial rule by a staggering £9.2 trillion, laying the groundwork for modern international capitalism and holding back present-day India’s ability to escape poverty, a leading Indian economist has claimed.
UK derided for ‘empire 2.0’ as desperation sets in for post-Brexit deals
Whitehall civil servants rely on imperial memory in strategy to boost UK trade with Commonwealth
THE UK GOVERNMENT was left red-faced after it emerged from a report in the Times that civil servants have called the strategy to increase bilateral deals with African countries after Brexit, “empire 2.0.”
Scotch whisky industry struggles to swallow UK Govt's “damaging" budget
Industry body questions Chancellor’s budget and its potential to reverse growth as Brexit approaches
THE WHISKY INDUSTRY BODY, the scotch whisky association (SWA) has described the UK Government’s decision to increase the excise duty on spirits by nearly 4 per cent as a “damaging blow.”
Yesterday (Wednesday 8 March) the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his spring budget which he claimed gave more help for the oil and gas sector and £350m worth of extra spending to Scotland.
Keep Scotland Beautiful criticised over plush private dinner with controversial Coca Cola
Keep Scotland Beautiful PR spokesperson says to critics: "Those who question the partnership need to really have a hard look at their own environmental credentials."
Keep Scotland Beautiful, the Scottish Government-funded organisation in charge of the Climate Change Fund, is under pressure to halt a PR partnership with Coca Cola - a brand notorious for its poor environmental record - ahead of a plush invite-only dinner in Scotland.