David Cameron's "spirit of humility" line is likely to undermine Britain's prestige overseas. But, as the immigration cap controversy shows, the real risk stems from deepening division within the Cabinet.
There are currently six government ministers in India, courting one of the world's largest emerging economies with all their might.
The prime minister is joined by his chancellor, foreign secretary and business secretary, amongst others, while over 50 senior British business figures are present to do their bit.
Even Steve Redgrave and Kelly Holmes have come along for the ride. Clearly, this is an important trip.
Yet the delegation has already raised some fundamental questions about the new government's approach to foreign policy. In an article in the Hindu newspaper today, Cameron says Britain approaches India with a "spirit of humility". It's obviously an attempt to offset the centuries of imperial domination which are now played up as 'shared heritage'. Ah, those were the days.Read More »from Immigration row shows world notices actions, not words