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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Former Indian Minister: 'Empire 2.0 Will Go Down Like A Lead Balloon In India'

Former Indian Minister:

Indian MP Shashi Tharoor told Iain Dale that the UK Government's branding of Commonwealth trade plans as “Empire 2.0” will go down "like a lead balloon".

Plans by UK Government Ministers to boost trade links with African Commonwealth countries are allegedly being branded internally as “Empire 2.0”.

The controversial name was given to the plans by sceptical officials who are worried about the importance being placed on deals such as this ahead of the UK’s Brexit negotiations, The Times has reported.

Here former Minister of State for India, author of Inglorious Empire, and MP for Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, tells LBC Drive Presenter Iain Dale why that branding would "go down like a lead balloon".

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