Surrender How British Industry Gave Up the Ghost, 1952-2012
At the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the souvenirs on sale across the nation were, as one might expect, almost entirely British-made. Yet by 2012, the vast majority of Diamond Jubilee keepsakes have been manufactured in China and the British consumer would be hard pressed to find any household articles produced in the UK.
Even products that epitomise Britishness are now made overseas: Slazenger’s official Wimbledon tennis ball in the Philippines, Terry’s Chocolate Orange in Poland, HP Sauce at a Euro-glop factory in Holland and Smarties in Germany.
Industry used to be what made Britain great; now a shadow has fallen on the factories of our nation. How has this been allowed to happen and is there any glimmer of hope for the future? This timely, analytical book has the answers.
[a] timely and significant bookIain Wright MP, Total Politics
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- ISBN: 9781849543163
- 23 February 2012