by Alessio Colonnelli
"Finally, having touched on the world's major players, I mustn't forget to mention Britain's oldest friends. The concept of a “global Britain” after Brexit is being looked at very sceptically within the Commonwealth.
It's been widely reported that India and other former colonies fear that Britain and its voters may be indulging in empire nostalgia, which is not going to boost Britain's new image; quite the opposite, some would say. Britain is being seen from the outside as having an inflated ego about its own economic power – and that only serves to reinforce old prejudices about Britain and the British. This heady mix of weakness on the world stage and arrogance at home is hardly inspiring. “Britain needs India more than India needs Britain,” this newspaper recently concluded. And with good reason."