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What's Ours?


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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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A Company is usually labelled British if it is registered and run from headquarters registered in the UK. But mordwwyd does not questioning that but asks if we in the UK own it.

Two only on FE's list in this thread I know are wholly owned in the UK. They are the BBC, by the Crown, and the John Lewis Partnership, by its employees. Some of the rest may have substantial oversea investment, even a controlling interest.

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I suppose that you can take another view about British, and that is to find how many British companies or owners get their finance from oversea sources?.

With regards to other British companies, I wonder how many smaller shareholders actually have a say in the company that they invest in, and have their say over-shadowed by larger investors. I think it was BT or some similar organisation that had an AGM when the smaller investors questioned the board of directors,after a bigger venue was required, and 'lost the vote'!.

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