Reply to post: Possible smokescreen?

British defence supplier Ultra Electronics to be sold for £2.6bn to US-controlled firm


Possible smokescreen?

The economic concerns about selling off IP and industrial capacity are very valid and discussion-worthy concerns.

The defense angles seem less so; We (the USA) already supply a great deal of the warfighting technology Britain uses.

After that unfortunate tea-spilling incident and a little scuffle over taxes, our countries have been getting along like a house on fire, and there's little to no sign of that changing. I'd have no problem sourcing critical technologies and infrastructure from a British company*. This seems like a smokescreen/proxy for the _actual_ valid arguments over whether it's good for the UK economy or not (see first sentence.)

*Jokes about fire extinguishers Made In Britain aside. ;)

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