The wealth generated by our Victorian forefathers came from trade. I’ll not bother with dissecting guilt from exploitation from our Empirical actions, just to say it wasn’t all bad, as the legacy of the railways in India can attest.
It’s therefore a real pleasure to me that the Cameron government are focusing on international trade to help create the wealth that’ll help rid us of the horrible debts of the previous Labour government. In a recent article - A staunch and self-confident ally - for the Wall Street Journal on his recent trip to the US, David Cameron ended it with this:
“promoting trade will be a huge priority for my government. It’s the real stimulus our economies need, and Britain is open for business—especially to the U.S., where our close ties already deliver jobs and prosperity for both our peoples.”
Also pleasing is to learn that our overseas diplomatic embassies and missions are being re-focused on creating trading relations as their prime responsibility.