Critics say no trade deal is expected during the visit, condemning Russia for India’s refusal to do so, but Boris Johnson will abstain from voting on “breaking the law.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of “running away” from the party gate crisis on his way to India. Critics of the visit say it will not do much good.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections, but say no trade agreement is likely to be reached after Bridget’s visit. Will do
(Boris Johnson arrives in West Gujarat, Modi’s home state, where he will meet business leaders and pay a cultural visit to the historic city of Ahmedabad, home to half the Anglo-Indian population in the UK.)
The two-day visit means Boris Johnson will be absent when he orders his members to suspend an inquiry in the House of Commons for misleading parliament about parties violating the lockdown.
No. 10 is announcing a deal for a company that has been saved from bankruptcy by Dominic Cummings, which is using 400 million from British taxpayers to launch a satellite from India.
The OneWeb deal is one of several trade deals and export deals with South Asia’s largest economy, valued at a total of 1 billion by Downing Street.
But Nick Thomas Symonds, Labor’s shadow secretary for international trade, said Mr. Johnson was leaving business, trade unions, and civic groups unprepared to pursue a long-promised trade deal.
Any agreement would be severely hampered by Indian demands for more visas to settle and work in the UK and no progress is expected.
Mr. Thomas Symonds said: “The Prime Minister should take trade negotiations with India seriously to ensure that they are beneficial to the British people.
“Instead, they are using them to divert attention from the fact that they are pressuring their MPs to cover up their lawlessness and rising price crisis.”
Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Leila Moran said: “Boris Johnson’s frustration with avoiding parliamentary scrutiny is evident from his visit to India.
“We have been told that the prime minister will not get anything out of this trip – he will not sign a trade agreement, and he will not take a hard line on Ukraine.
And Naomi Smith, chief executive of the Better Democracy campaign group Best for Britain, said: “The fact is that this trip means that Johnson will lose an important debate and vote on his own violation of the law. This is not just a coincidence. His escape shows that he has nothing. “
Downing Street has said it is urging each country to “do what it can” to ensure Putin’s “failure” in Ukraine, in a recent phone call from China. The president was urged to intervene.
But he has said that the Prime Minister will not try to give a “lecture” to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who has also refused to reduce military and energy purchases from Moscow.
Instead, the two prime ministers will discuss “constructive” proposals for alternative means to reduce India’s dependence on Russia.
Downing Street has said that any visa agreement, in order to enable a trade agreement, is compatible with the UK’s post-Bridget employer-sponsored immigration system, which supports workers specializing in demand. ۔
Any Conservative member in Westminster will be threatened with removal from the party whip if he supports a motion to refer the party gate dispute to the Commons Privileges Committee.
Charles Walker, vice chairman of the Tory MPs’ backbench 1922 committee, said he would not run and predicted that no attempt would be made to remove Boris Johnson as party leader “in the future”.
But he told the BBC: If the fines continue to rise, the prime minister will be able to rely on his party for support.