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originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Sol signs for Vote Leave
The former England international Sol Campbell believes English football will benefit if we Vote Leave. He argues that free movement is allowing clubs to take on mediocre overseas players, crowding out young English and British talent. You can read his full article in the Mail on Sunday here. Please also follow @Football4Brit - tackling all the In Campaign myths about football and the EU.
Our constitution remains a testimony to the enduring interplay between what is
essentially Indian and what is very British in our intellectual heritage. Indians should be
grateful for some of the valuable, colossal benefits the British bestowed on India.
The British rescued the majority of Indians from the hated *jizya* tax which was payable
by all non Muslims, converting them into degraded and inferior surfs. Let us also not forget
it was the British that abolished *suti.* They also resurrected our heritage.
Indians have good cause to be appreciative of the good the British connection brought the
They prepared us for self rule, and finally made a graceful exit.
We owe the British a great deal of appreciation and gratitude.
In 2007 the eminent writer Jaithirth Rao wrote: The British gave us a sense of our past.
They mapped our country (my ancestors were involved in the survey of India)analysed
and described it in prose...YET I fear we are slipping into a collective amnesia of our history,
viewing the British as plunderers who brought India to its knees.
One of the things Britain did not introduce to India was corruption.
When I speak to my British companions there is an uncomfortable reluctance to speak of
British rule in India.
In 55 years I have not heard one single Briton speak about the positive legacy of British
rule in India.
Sadly most seem to have no idea that without what the British laid down for India, it would
most likely have remained a conglomeration of 20 disparate states.
The British should especially learn and remember with deserved pride, what their
forefathers built and created, an Indian nation that has no parallel in history. The following
generations of British childrenshould take pride in remembering and emulating their
great grand fathers, skills, enterprise and endeavours.
The building of great canal systems and railways happened under British rule, they introduced
the modern education system to India and by 1856 had established three major universities, a
new culture of libraries,and museums were also firmly established.
One can appreciate more deeply the benefits conferred on India by its unique relationship with
Both France and Portugal had mixed reputations where their colonial admin. was concerned,
with their handing back of power most often acrimonious and bloody affairs.
It is the British in their governance that set the do's and don'ts in society.It was given to the British
to explain that personal liberty comes with social responsibility,Restraint, moderation, temperance
discretion and other values are direct influences of the British.
The object of my book is to distil the essence of this episode of trans-global nation building spirit
of Britain's unsung and heroic pioneers in India.
This book is a long overdue recognition of the effort and ingenuity of those courageous pioneers
who have so often, wrongly been derided as corrupt plunderers, bent on pillaging the land and
wealth of the people they conquered.
In the book I hope to provide the under appreciated reality that in all walks of life GREAT BRITAIN
has made a significant contribution to the making of India.
In the 17 and the following three centuries .... a small island 1/10th the size of the Indian sub
continent,dispatched sailing ships laden with tools, iron and workers, on a six month 12,000 mile
The girders for every bridge, track for every mile of railway, the locomotives and the vast array
of machinery required at the outset, to build every piece of infrastructure in India were ALL
MADE IN BRITAIN
They were assembled according to the plans laid by the finest engineers of the time, who
arrived by the same route .... in the end they built a new nation.
The sheer audacity and scale of such an endeavour .... the courage and enterprise have no
parallel in world history.
The indisputable fact is that India as a nation, as it stands today was originally created by a small
distant island nation called the UNITED KINGDOM of GREAT BRITAIN
originally posted by: 83Liberty
The government are going to spend £9m on delivering Pro-EU leaflets to every home!!
Exit polls indicated roughly 64% of Dutch voters voted No and 36% said Yes. Although turnout was too close to call, early tallies indicated it was just ahead of a turnout minimum of 30% required for the vote to be valid.
"It's clear that 'No' have won by an overwhelming margin, the question is only if turnout is sufficient," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a televised reaction. "If the turnout is above 30 percent with such a large margin of victory for the 'No' camp, then my sense is that ratification can't simply go ahead," Rutte added.
Fully agree! And his faced lit up like a beetroot. One or two questions nailed him!
originally posted by: Morrad
a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Cameron's desperation is becoming pathetic. The way he talked to those students this morning was reprehensible.
It also demonstrates that austerity is only valid when it fits the government's agenda.