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Meaning of a sentence in A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

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    French student here, trying to translate a text from A Passage to India by beloved E.M. Forster.
    Here is the text :

    All the way back to Mau they wrangled about politics. Each had hardened since Chandrapore, and a good knock about proved enjoyable. They trusted each other, although they were going to part, perhaps because they were going to part. Fielding had "no further use for politeness," he said, meaning that the British Empire really can't be abolished because it's rude. Aziz retorted, "Very well, and we have no use for you," and glared at him with abstract hate.

    I'm really unsure about the meaning of this particular sentence : "Fielding had "no further use for politeness," he said, meaning that the British Empire really can't be abolished because it's rude."

    Could anyone explain it to me ?
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