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    Default Put that hospital on hold. India needs another £1bn.

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    MINISTERS provoked fury over Britain’s spiralling overseas aid budget yesterday by pledging a further £1billion of tax*payers’ cash to new economic giant India.

    International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell confirmed that the coalition Government would hand over £280million a year to the rapidly growing country at least until 2015.
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    It's a bribe so that more British companies can set up offshoots over there to get more ICTs over here
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    There are three times as many billionaires in India as there are in the UK.

    India is very wealthy but has a lot of poor people.

    I think a dose of New Labour style wealth redistribution, 50% tax rates plus NI etc would soon sort out India, rather than a small bankrupt country like the UK borrowing even more money so it can send it to one of the world's richest countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    There are three times as many billionaires in India as there are in the UK.

    India is very wealthy but has a lot of poor people.

    I think a dose of New Labour style wealth redistribution, 50% tax rates plus NI etc would soon sort out India, rather than a small bankrupt country like the UK borrowing even more money so it can send it to one of the world's richest countries.
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    The crazy thing is that India has an overseas aid programme!
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    On top of remittances. 3 times direct aid, if UK is typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
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    Poor old Clive must be spinning in his grave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Us?

    Who is this "us" of whom you speak?

    Clive made Clive rich.

    And a few other nabobs.
    No us in the modern sense, the wealth plundered from India helped fuel the Industrial Revolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    No us in the modern sense, the wealth plundered from India helped fuel the Industrial Revolution.
    Did you make that up or do you believe it?

    The Industrial Revolution was over shortly before the British Raj started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
    Did you make that up or do you believe it?

    The Industrial Revolution was over shortly before the British Raj started.
    the Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, by Elizabeth I on 31 December 1600.[4]
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