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Old 19th Mar 2019, 11:33
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
It was mentioned earlier about UK manufacture and company ownership moving overseas, quintessentially British companies being foreign owned. I looked up Hanson which at one time was touted as a major British company owning large parts of US industry; out its now German.

Then i looked up a Buick after we had enjoyed driving a hire car in the US; it is now Chinese.

To say that GB plc is now owned by foreign investors maybe true but avoids the obvious conclusion that money goes to where our can make money.
Hanson has been German owned for several years, as you would have learned if you'd followed one of their trucks on the motorway.
It is depressing how many 'British' companies now say "A xxxx Company" on their vehicles, where xxxx is a French or German name.
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