India Trade Deal
If you care about Britain or India then ask yourself why the BBC has not been speaking in great detail about the India trade deal in the same way it discussed the recent failed attempt to set up a JP Morgan European Super League for elite football clubs.
That plan fell apart due to a backlash from football fans.
According to today’s Government press release the Prime Minister spoke to the CEO of leading Indian technology firm Infosys just last week.
As if by co-incidence Infosys announce they’re hiring 1,000 staff in the UK.
Infosys was set up by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s billionaire father-in-law Narayana Murthy
Murthy does not appear to be the biggest shareholder in Infosys but he had a spat with the previous CEO and had him replaced with the current one – the one who met Johnson
Sunak is known to have worked for his father in law’s family investment firm
Conflict of Interest
Sunak should resign as this is influence peddling
Sunak should already be investigated for his role in the Greensill affair in which he promised ex-PM David Cameron that he would pressure Treasury officials to find money for the firm he lobbied for.
Even more worrying is that in 2009 Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani was also put in charge of the Indian Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – equivalent to a Cabinet position.
UIDAI later became known as AADHAAR – the world’s biggest biometric ID Card system — state backed surveillance capitalism with special focus on health, employment and social security data.
English football fans formed alliances and even eventually got the Government on their side to destroy the European Super League.
Can citizens form alliances to force a U-Turn on the India trade deal?
The plans the UK and Indian governments and big business have will thoroughly exploit UK and Indian citizens in a race to the bottom in the UK.
The most anyone will work for, however well qualified, will be the minimum wage.
The framework that allows foreign workers to work for minimum wage is known as #Mode4
The government is trying to make it sound as though the India trade deal is great for jobs, technology, the NHS, and for universities.
That in exchange India will allow Britain to return Indians deemed to have overstayed their visas in what is being referred to as a Migration and Mobility pact.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will meet Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Kent on Thursday.
But what is likely is that UK firms and the UK government will treat India as a brilliant source of highly skilled cheap labour that will be allowed to come to the UK temporarily and then leave as soon as the Government kick them out.
So they will effectively have no rights
The fact that they are highly skilled and can be paid UK minimum wage as part of the World Trade Organisation General Agreement in Trade in Services (GATS) framework means that there will be no incentive for large firms to train and hire locally.
I asked former UK civil servant and trade expert David Henig about the Mode4 aspects of a UK India Trade deal
This is what he said:
Followed by this:
As Sam says, UK is also competing with the EU to complete an India trade deal. With no regard for #Mode4 implications.
At a World Economic Forum level this all looks suspiciously like it’s part of the ‘Great Reset’ and ‘Build Back Better’ social engineering agenda.
The EU Open Banking data sharing FinTech system is also deeply connected to this .
Vaccine passports, consumer debt, welfare payments, criminal background checks, health testing, social media accounts, are all connected to the biometric ID card system.
I know this is a highly emotive subject but better to get some debate happening now before the thing goes through.
Back to the Football
Boris may well have initially privately backed the Super League but eventually publicly backed down:
One of the few good things Donald Trump did was that he put an EU – US trade deal on hold. The deal was originally titled the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
There had been an enormous backlash against the TTIP deal that was originally launched in Northern Ireland by Obama and Cameron in 2013, the last time the G8 came to the UK.
It was understood that TTIP posed a threat to the NHS as US health insurance and technology giants wanted treat to billions of UK taxpayer health expenditure as their own private profit stream.
The NHS is already being heavily undermined by all political parties.
But TTIP was talked about in the context of the NHS and certainly contributed to Brexit.
Backlashes have stopped government & big businesses in the past.
Will the same same type of backlash block the India Trade Deal?