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Bring it all back in house please..

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Bring it all back in house please..

We used to be at the top of our game for our own defence - just look at the iconic vulcan bomber, the harrier, spitfire, hurricane etc. We've always been better off when self reliant on our own engineers and designers for our defensive tech and weapons.

So to see this was no surprise:

 

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What on earth do we have against our own engineering sector?

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Re: Bring it all back in house please..

As the USA has learned with exporting the bulk of its production facilities to China/Korea there is a long term cost. As a nation the UK needs to decide that manufacturing facilities are a strategic asset. Globalisation has its merits, but when a larger partner bends the rules to competitive advantage things can go seriously wrong for those countries who've let their production capability lapse.  Remember ICL computers? They used to make great mainframe computers until they decided their best profit strategy was to give up making them and import Japanese processors.

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Re: Bring it all back in house please..

@7up  Unfortunately i dont think the UK has the capability to build much now Sad

all we do is build parts

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Re: Bring it all back in house please..

Nonsense. We build great cars.

 

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Re: Bring it all back in house please..

@AlaricAdair One has to wonder how bad the previous 4 wereWink

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