Yeah, I'm not a Cameron fan...
Colonies were never a money maker. All of the gold and gems the Spanish took from Mexico and Peru never came close to equaling for the enormous costs of maintaining their colonial empire.
For the most part, the British put in more than they took out on purpose. It's why India is an emerging world power and why parts of Africa have some semblance of civilization.
[Edited by Dhampy, 5/13/2010 10:37:56 AM]
Sorry but controlling that large a country and population means ALOT money-wise. I really doubt the money that was taken out of India is less than the money that came in.
Dhamps is right...its true the British took plenty of gold and priceless jewels from their former colonies but they did give plenty in return too and yes u're right...they were losing more money than they were making which is y where India was concerned Churchill was in a lot of hurry to grant it independence which is y the date for transfer of power was moved up.