New Delhi, Dec 3: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said he agreed with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s views on terrorism and that there are no good or bad terrorists. Cameron who was at the 14th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit held in the capital city, on Saturday further said,”There are just terrorists who need to be brought under the law.”
Cameron addressed the gathering and talked of the modern partnership which India shared with Britain. Although the ex-PM did not use the term demonetisation per se, he said, “India is a country that is making bold decisions. I am genuinely passionate about this relationship the two countries share.”. He also added that India and Britain share a modern partnership based on jobs and investments. Talking about corruption in India he said, “Looking at a country like India, many people say you need to get a grip on corruption.”
David Cameron who announced his resignation following his failed campaign to persuade voters to remain in the European Union talked at length on the issue of BREXIT. He reiterated his views and said that he still believes that Britain should have stayed in the European Union and that BREXIT is not a dead-end for Britain. He also said that as a nation, “We need to find the advantages and deliver them in the path, the British have chosen.”
Cameron said that Britain is the 5th largest economy and the European Union is the largest trading market in the world. There is a clear mutual interest in building a partnership which works for both, Britain and the European Union. He said that Britain was inside the European Union and still out of several parts like a single currency, border controls and participation in the European army. However, after the BREXIT, Britain is outside the European Union but can work together towards common goals like strengthening the economy and common security.
Talking about the current crisis prevailing in the west with respect to the economy and security, Mr. Cameron said, “Modern leaders should not complain of the circumstances they face. They should make the best of the circumstances.” He further said that the crisis does not mark an end to globalization. He said, “This is not the end of globalization. The demand and benefits of free trade, travel, specialization, technology and innovation are not going away. We just need a course correction.”