Re: Do you even know what what government is FOR, let alone how it actually works?
> FUD about "pesky foreigners, coming over here, buyin' our stuff!"
Again, the fact that you are trying to force me into that box is not only evidence of your own narrow and unnunaced view of the world but, furthermore, highlights the fact that you, yourself, view the whole thing in those terms, not me.
As stated, my friends are nearly all 'foreigners' as you like to describe them. However, I view them as people first and foremost and, like myself, 'citizens of the world' if I think about them beyond that - rarely do I need to consider their technical nationality because, at any given time, we are nearly always foreigners together (none of us living in the country of our birth).
So, your view of my mentality is your own, not mine.
The fact that a non-UK purchaser was found is not a reflection of my view that foreigners are coming here and turking er jerbs and bizniss. How could it be, coming from someone who, as I stated, has spent the last thirty-three years of his life being that very foreigner himself and loving every second of it?
The issue is not that a foreign business entity wanted to buy it, it's that the UK government shortsightedly sold it for a quick buck rather than invest in its long-term success on behalf of the nation.
The fact that you can't see that and couch it all in terms of foreigners reflects your own attitude, not mine - my issue is with the UK government, not the with the nationality of the buyer(s).
If you haven't already, maybe you should consider actually spending some time living in foreign countries and cultures rather than pontificating upon it from the comfort of your island mentality - otherwise, you're the Little Englander, not me (no different to the Brexiters I assume you despise for their equally parochial view of the world.)