The oncoming issue of the U.K. leaving the European Union, better known as Brexit, is one the Q.I. Group founder and Executive Chair, Vijay Eswaran is keen to stay abreast of. The Q.I. Group may have its natural home in Asia and the Indian subcontinent, but a recent link to the English soccer team, Manchester City, shows the graduate of the London School of Economics takes trade links to Europe seriously. In a recent article, the popular author explained his own views on the direction the Conservative Government of Theresa May was taking the U.K.
Vijay Eswaran sets out the case for himself and many other Asian business leaders fearing the Brexit decision because of the history of the U.K. and former trade partners. The graduate of the London School of Economics points to the 1980s when the U.K. isolated itself from many of the former members of the British Empire in favor of closer links to the U.S. and Europe. Eswaran believes it is possible the U.K. could seek global trade deals and remove many trade benefits made possible by its entry into the European Union.
One of the major problems facing the U.K., in the view of Vijay Eswaran, is the fact it is attempting to become a beacon of global trade while limiting the free movement of goods and people. One of the major issues facing the U.K. is the populist push for limits on immigration, an area many developing nations are eager to exploit as the U.K. leaves the E.U. Vijay Eswaran agrees with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who believes a relaxed immigration visa program would need to be created if the developing nation is to create a new trade deal with the U.K. In the view of Vijay Eswaran, the challenges the U.K. faces in the coming years will be more difficult than most are currently imagining.