Thank **** for that. After stating that he'd openly welcome Turkey into the EU when speaking on a visit to them, I'd be worried that he's on a worldwide appeasement tour.
Indicating that he'd happily give back such a sentimentally-valuable piece of our national heritage would be a step too far.
Thankfully, I don't think St. James's would be too willing to agree, and well done to DC for not bowing under pressure.
OH....this is not fair.
koh i noor should saty where it is.If britain would be giving everything away like this....it would be NAKED one day.With only queen and her palace left and yes in the near future when UK will be paying back all the debts they could sell it to india...we would happy to give some extra cash to david cameron....with a small tip..!!!
Oh, come off it. Who cares - it's a diamond, and for what it's worth it's just a vestige of our colonial days that we insist on hanging onto. We gave these countries their independence, so why can't we give them back a few trinkets we took?
Everyone these days is harping on about how the monarchy is a waste of space, so why not start handing back things associated to them - the Koh-i-Noor and the Stars of Africa for a start. Maybe we can start cutting ties with Empire soon too - nice as the 'Commonwealth' is, it's just a polite way of saying "You're still ours" - and become a nation with its history put behind it. Honestly, America got away, and look how it turned out.
Unless the Koh-i-Noor and other associated trinkets are part of some crazy Illuminati/New World Order/Templar/Crazy conspiracy, we may as well hand them back. I've never exactly thought "You know what...let's go to London and see this diamond." - I'd be more inclined to think "Wow, this was a part of our colonial past. Let's go to India and see it, and learn about the days before and during the Empire."
But that's just me...one of the few people who isn't scared of people from the East and their influence.
I agree with 50% of the people in this thread. The other 50% just make me depressed and angry!