Agree. We do have the skills etc. but we have spineless, useless, lying pricks that govern us that always come up with this nonsense. Red / Blue ones are all the same.
What I find annoying is that the UK invented most things up to when we gave up and let the americans run everything after the second world war. For those unaware- see how we boxed up everything that Tommy Flowers of the GPO and most of Bletchley Park were working on for years while we sat back and watched the US take all this stuff and make money from it. Now all we get is the morons in charge clamping down and over regulating everything. (Except the cash paid to the incompetents running our utilities and HS2.)