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..is a snooty sense of self-importance predicated upon past glories

I would have liked to have seen the unedited version boomboom. ;)

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Surely we are world leaders in 'form filling' & 'creating charts and graphs'.

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Surely we are world leaders in 'form filling' & 'creating charts and graphs'.

:D:D

& my favourite one:

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..is a snooty sense of self-importance predicated upon past glories

Rather unfair and grossly inaccurate.

Consider high value manufacturing. We remain a significant European force in aerospace (exports from UK reach GBP1.2 billion in 06 according to SBAC figures). And our automotive exports remain high. We may not own the brands, but look at the output from plants such as Nissan. Their UK factory is the most productive in Europe.

I could point out that our knowledge economy remains strong (and indeed the claim that manufacturing is moribund is overstated, given that it has only really declined significantly in percentage terms when compared with the growth in the service sector).

Reasons to be cheerful, bears. The UK is not in the poor state you imagine it to be. :)

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The Uk is the global markets biatch/ Ho

Rape/pillage our Companies! (Rover, etc)

:ph34r:

More bear sh*t

Look at the M&A activity of our domestic powerhouses. Look at the way BAE Systems has stormed across corporate America (acquisitions of United Defence, Armor Holdings, etc)

Seriously, given your rather sparse knowledge, are you really in a position to call the UK housing market? :blink:

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Rather unfair and grossly inaccurate.

Consider high value manufacturing. We remain a significant European force in aerospace (exports from UK reach GBP1.2 billion in 06 according to SBAC figures). And our automotive exports remain high. We may not own the brands, but look at the output from plants such as Nissan. Their UK factory is the most productive in Europe.

I could point out that our knowledge economy remains strong (and indeed the claim that manufacturing is moribund is overstated, given that it has only really declined significantly in percentage terms when compared with the growth in the service sector).

Reasons to be cheerful, bears. The UK is not in the poor state you imagine it to be. :)

Lovely stuff Europa, if only you hadn't been debunked a 100 times before.

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More bear sh*t

Look at the M&A activity of our domestic powerhouses. Look at the way BAE Systems has stormed across corporate America (acquisitions of United Defence, Armor Holdings, etc)

Seriously, given your rather sparse knowledge, are you really in a position to call the UK housing market? :blink:

You say 'powerhouses' and for some reason keep referencing the same one. Are we to put all our eggs into the BAE basket?

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Consider high value manufacturing. We remain a significant European force in aerospace (exports from UK reach GBP1.2 billion in 06 according to SBAC figures). And our automotive exports remain high. We may not own the brands, but look at the output from plants such as Nissan. Their UK factory is the most productive in Europe.

And the Nissan profits and dividends go to...

It's not OUR exports. It's Japanese exports, which happen to be temporarily from here.

BAE Systems > EADS > Russia

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And the Nissan profits and dividends go to...

It's not OUR exports. It's Japanese exports, which happen to be temporarily from here.

BAE Systems > EADS > Russia

BAE isn't owned by EADS (the 20 per cent share of Airbus was divested)

EADS isn't owned by Russia; Vorgneshtorgbank (apologies for spelling) holds 5pc, and has no voting rights.

And does it really matter that Nissan's profits go abroad? The jobs and the investment are in the UK.

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BAE isn't owned by EADS (the 20 per cent share of Airbus was divested)

EADS isn't owned by Russia; Vorgneshtorgbank (apologies for spelling) holds 5pc, and has no voting rights.

And does it really matter that Nissan's profits go abroad? The jobs and the investment are in the UK.

BAE sold their shares in Airbus to EADS. The Russians are in the progress of buying up EADS and will integrate it with Mig & Sukhoi, etc. Our aerospace ownership is migrating east.

As someone who puts so much importance on house ownership as opposed to renting, I am at a loss to understand why you find ownership of manufacturing companies, rather than temporary tenancy of Japanese ones, so unimportant.

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As someone who puts so much importance on house ownership as opposed to renting, I am at a loss to understand why you find ownership of manufacturing companies, rather than temporary tenancy of Japanese ones, so unimportant.

LOL! ;)

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arent uk the second or third largest arms exporters in the world.

does that not make you proud to be british ?

Heh, most of those companies have significant foreign interests too.

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BAE sold their shares in Airbus to EADS. The Russians are in the progress of buying up EADS and will integrate it with Mig & Sukhoi, etc. Our aerospace ownership is migrating east.

As someone who puts so much importance on house ownership as opposed to renting, I am at a loss to understand why you find ownership of manufacturing companies, rather than temporary tenancy of Japanese ones, so unimportant.

It's all part of the 'knowledge economy'. Transient business relationships awarded on the basis of cost, and taken away as soon as another vendor can beat price/performance we provide. About as sound a basis for an economy as having an economy based entirely on debt...oh yeah.

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