Started by Vapor Trailer, June 19, 2008, 06:44:27 am
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QuoteThat's as maybe, but Germany, Holland, Finland and France are turning out vast quantities of shiping compared to the UK, and what advantage do they have over us in terms of wages and raw materials?
QuoteThe UK Shipbuilding industry still employs over 5,000 people though (mainly involved with repair, conversion and maintenance)
QuoteWe still build naval ships at BAE Systems on the Clyde and at Portsmouth and Barrow-in-Furness.
QuoteWell we don't want Johnny Foreigner building our Men-of-War do we now?As an island race we should have a decent capacity for building merchant ships to import all the goods we sell in the shops.
QuoteWhy? What difference does it make?
QuoteSo when we've pissed everybody in the world off we can still build our own :)
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