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What's Ours?


morddwyd

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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?

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morddwyd

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Woolwell

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British Airways is actually the International Airlines Group see wikipedia

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morddwyd

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I did

"with its registered office in Madrid, Spain."

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Forum Editor

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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?

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Kevscar1

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

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Kevscar1

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Rolls Royce by BMW

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morddwyd

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"does it really matter?"

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

Purely personal, of course.

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interzone55

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Kevscar

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...

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Kevscar1

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you are right about aero division my apology

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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morddwyd?

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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