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    Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

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    zathrus
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    Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

    Post by zathrus on Tue 23 Mar 2010, 12:11 pm

    When I read today that a massive contract for a new light tank had gone to the Americans I was fizzing.

    It appears that the loss of this contract at BAE Systems will mean that 500 British jobs will go.

    One would think that as we have the skills and the technology to do this work that the government might favour the British manufacturers rather than foreign ones so that the money that the taxpayers send to the treasury is spent at home.

    This certainly does looks as if our government are still shmoozing the Americans for some unknown reason.
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    Re: Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 25 Mar 2010, 11:59 am

    An astute observation my friend !

    I am sure that Blair made a lot of promises to the Americans as he was holding on to the shrub's coat-tails when he was in power and that "poodle" mentality is still hanging around even yet.

    This "special relationship" cannot be continually forged if we are not chucking industrial and commercial interests in their direction. In other words, if you have a bulldog for a friend you have to keep feeding it the best of steaks in order to keep it sweet.


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    Re: Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 27 Mar 2010, 11:23 am

    We really are America's pet poodle aren't we ?

    I suppose that when we consider the size of America and its potential for spending money here we are under awful pressure to suck up to them.

    At least American now has a president with half a brain and a desire to be fair to all people and not just the powerful and influential ones.

    I still think that I would far rather have them as a friend than as an enemy.
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    Re: Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sat 27 Mar 2010, 12:45 pm

    We are the 51st State in all but name.

    Cheers, HG
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    Re: Still sucking up to the Yanks ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 28 Mar 2010, 11:13 am

    Sad, but true !


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