What's Ours?

  morddwyd 05 Nov 11

So the German owners of British Midland are selling it to the Spanish owners of British Airways.

Do we own anything of British value any more?

  morddwyd 05 Nov 11
  Woolwell 05 Nov 11

British Airways is actually the International Airlines Group see wikipedia

  morddwyd 05 Nov 11

I did

"with its registered office in Madrid, Spain."

  Forum Editor 06 Nov 11

Do we own anything of British value any more?

Well, there's BT, Morgan cars,BP,Vodafone,Rolls Royce (aero engine division),Tesco, Sainsburys, John Lewis,The BBC,Aston Martin, Glenfiddich....the list is still a long one,and anyway,in this age of globalisation does it really matter?

  Kevscar1 06 Nov 11

Aston Martin is co owned by Ford and Investment dar a Kuwaiti company, Wouldn't call that a British Company

  Kevscar1 06 Nov 11

Rolls Royce by BMW

  morddwyd 06 Nov 11

"does it really matter?"

It does to me, that;s why I posted.

Purely personal, of course.

  interzone55 06 Nov 11


FE specifically stated Rolls Royce (aero engine division), which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, so would be widely regarded as a British company, it's also head-quartered in Westminster.

Rolls Royce cars are indeed owned by BMW, and Bentley by VW, and let me tell you as someone who's driven (but unfortunately not owned) Pre & Post sale RR & Bentley cars, they are now far better than they used to be. Although maybe the fact that so many footballers own Continentals does tarnish their image somewhat...

  Kevscar1 06 Nov 11

you are right about aero division my apology

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 06 Nov 11


Were you referring to the likes of:

British Coal

British Steel

British Rail

All sold off by the previous Tory government.


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