He said the UK India Free Trade deal would be the mother of all free trade agreements between No. 5th and 6th largest economies of the world. The FTA will unleash unprecedented economic growth in both countries…reports Asian Lite News
Lord Rami Ranger CBE hosted a special dinner event on Wednesday, 11th January, at the prestigious Carlton Club in support of the Maidenhead Conservative Association. The Guest of Honour was the former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Member of Parliament for Maidenhead and Special Guest, the High Commissioner of India, H.E Vikram Doraiswami.
The esteemed guests included the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka H.E Saroja Sirisena, Joy Morrissey MP, Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield, Lady Renu Ranger, Chair of British Italian Conservatives H.E Maurizio Bragagni, Chair of the Conservative Friends of the NHS, Dr Ashraf Chohan, Conservative Friends of India Co-Chair Cllr Reena Ranger OBE and its Director General Nayaz Qazi, Dr Selva Pankaj of Regent College as well local councillors from Maidenhead and Beaconsfield including Cllr Gurpreet Bhangra and leading members from business and the community.
Lord Ranger said he owed a debt of gratitude to the former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, for ennobling him by making him a life Peer in her resignation list. Lord Ranger also paid tribute to the former Prime Minister for her outstanding contribution, dedication, and commitment both as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and as a local Member of Parliament.
Lord Ranger also spoke of the greatness of the United Kingdom, where diversity is accepted, respected and defended through equality laws. Britain celebrates diversity, multiculturalism and social cohesion. The appointment of Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP as our Prime Minister exemplified the diversity and meritocracy of Britain and the Conservative Party.
Lord Ranger spoke about how he came to London in 1971 with nothing. It was only because of Britain’s great values that he could work his way up the ladder of success, leading to Lord Ranger being honoured eight times by the Her late Majesty The Queen, six times for business and twice for community service. With Lord Ranger’s company Sun Mark Ltd the only company in the UK to have won an unprecedented five consecutive Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in International Trade. He said the UK India Free Trade deal would be the mother of all free trade agreements between No. 5th and 6th largest economies of the world. The FTA will unleash unprecedented economic growth in both countries.
The Guest of Honour, the former Prime Minister The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, thanked Lord Ranger for hosting the dinner and his contribution to the United Kingdom and the Conservative Party. The former PM’ spoke about the importance of the Conservative Party coming together as one Party. The Party must be united for the benefit of the nation. Through this unity, the Party can win the next General Election.
The Former Prime Minister also spoke of how Prime Minister Rishi Sunak MP has brought calm and stability and is a very hard-working Prime Minister who enjoys her full support. The entire Conservative Party should get behind Prime Minister Rishi Sunak MP for the good of the country and the Party.
Special Guest The High Commissioner of India, H.E Vikram Doraiswami, thanked Lord Ranger for hosting the evening and for the hospitality. The High Commissioner paid tribute to the former Prime Minister and spoke of how the two countries could co-operate and collaborate after the Free Trade Agreement. Their cordial relationship will improve the economies of both countries and their security.
The High Commissioner said the key objective from India’s point of view was not as the narrative has been seen in the British media of a negotiation built on visa numbers to Britain. He said that is not correct and this narrative should be stopped. The FTA should be one of equal parity. It will include key areas of mutual benefit, including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Export of Beverages, and Pharmaceuticals duty-free import-export to benefit the consumers in both countries.
The Association Chairman, Sir William Perry, delivered the vote of thanks. Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE gave the loyal toast to HM The King Charles III, and the master of the ceremony was Mr Damon Clarke.