Holy cow! That indeed should be a matter of grave concern to Britian, right?
Now, take a look at India's poverty:
Around 26 percent of India's population lives below the poverty line (BPL), which is defined as 12 rupees per day. (link)
12 rupees a day = Rs. 4380 a year = £55 a year!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did a little reading up on Wikipedia about Poverty in India and this is what it said:
In 1830, India accounted for 17.6% of global industrial production against Britain's 9.5%. But by 1900, India's share was down to 1.7% against Britain's 18.5%.
Jawaharlal Nehru noted, "A significant fact which stands out is that those parts of India which have been longest under British rule are the poorest today."
Woah! I really hope this is shaking up some of the 19th Century Britishers in their graves!