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Post time 2011-12-29 03:06:51 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-12-29 19:26:38 |Display all floors
Manjo69 Post time: 2011-12-29 03:06
Examples of "made in britain?"
Glaxo Smith Kline (pharmaceuticals);
BAE Systems (avionics, armaments ...

On the contrary they are all headquartered in the UK and have significant R&D generated here - I think JCB is actually family owned, though its largest manufacturing hub is in India. However, I agree; like the majority of recognizable firms (from any nation) they are largely global in nature - but that isn't a particularly British phenomena. For example Nissan, Honda etc.... are not British firms but both have made rather large manufacturing investments in the UK!

Regarding the companies i listed... Bae has made massive investment in and take overs of US defense companies to the point that more than 50% of its activity is in the US, but its still a British company - legally it cant be anything other than a British company. Glaxo has 2 major R&D centers in the UK as well as its headquarters, RR Aero engines (not the small car company owned by BMW), is the second biggest producer of jet engines in the world, is headquartered in the UK and has recently established 7 advanced research centers, all but two of which are in the UK, one in Virginia and one in Singapore.

There are other companies ARM - designs the chips in most mobile phones, most tablet computers etc... AstraZeneca, Uniliver (Anglo-dutch), Shell (the same), BP (blush) Vodophone etc.... but anyhew the point is the UK is hardly a sinking windermere boat (nor a Titanic) any more than for example... India is a rusty, clapped out old steam train, overloaded with passengers, that's built up a bit too much speed as it plummets brake-less towards a mangled broken old bridge.

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Post time 2011-12-29 22:08:56 |Display all floors
Maybe the sense of happiness is  concerned more.

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Post time 2011-12-29 23:32:45 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-12-30 03:44:49 |Display all floors
There is nothing to celebrate about a big country like Brazil's GDP with  a lot of population overtakes a tiny european Island hard to found on the map.

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Post time 2011-12-30 03:55:56 |Display all floors
attilaattila Post time: 2011-12-30 03:44
There is nothing to celebrate about a big country like Brazil's GDP with  a lot of population overta ...

evil little island is not visible from sapace indeed

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Post time 2011-12-30 05:42:16 |Display all floors
magnetic1974 Post time: 2011-12-29 23:32
Western Europe its poorest continent on the planet earth, its have few resource, they got rich befor ...

China isn't really rolling around in natural resources either.... so i guess if you apply the same logic....

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