East leading West/West leading East? ...... Who or What Cares, ....
...so long as IT Provides All for Everything to Everyone ‽ .
Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA
Seconded, Michael, and make sure it is something exercising personnel and programs with projects which both terrify and tittilate/take over and make over command and control of mass markets and media and money supply. Something alien and both a known unknown and unknown unknown ensuring and assuring and insuring ITs own stealthy delivery for special clients worthy of its Sublime Advanced IntelAIgently Researched Services.
Anything less will see it in opposition and competing and failing repeatedly against such a facility starring and providing crazy bounty for others elsewhere around the planet.
And bravo, Michael Gove, that is surely something representative and indicative of genuine PM leadership in a Westminster palace awash with wannabe sheep and sock puppets.