According to British foreign minister James Cleverly, Britain wanted to have an even stronger trading relationship with India. This statement put an end to the reports claiming remarks by a fellow minister about Indian immigrants could put a future deal in doubt.
The comments were made by interior minister Suella Braverman. The minister remarked about the Indian migrants in Britain and the possible impact, Cleverly said: “We do want to have an even stronger, and it’s strong already, but an even stronger trading, relationship with India.”
Following comments made by UK home secretary Suella Braverman about Indian migrants making up the greatest percentage of visa overstayers in the UK, the free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the United Kingdom (UK) is reportedly on the verge of disintegrating.
She commented earlier in the month, “I have concerns about having an open borders migration policy with India because I don’t think that’s what people voted for with Brexit,”
She further added, “Look at migration in this country, the largest group of people who overstay are Indian migrants.”
The comment was disintegrating to the free trade agreement between India and the UK, but the finance minister Cleverly ended the debate.