Let the Jam decide
You can call it bollocks all you like mate, it doesn't change the fact that Germany continued to develop and invest in its industries allowing them to take over many British companies such as BOC and ICI and to continue to grow exports. Of course we need investment from abroad and likewise to invest abroad but unlike other countries we are too happy to shaft our own companies and workers. You are correct Nissan and vauxhall are great examples or successful foreign investment and hard working Brits working together.Hmm. Probably a fair bit of bollocks in your post, Dreamer. Think about what you're actually saying.
What about foreign investment in the UK, is that okay? The Nissan factory in Sunderland, Europe's most productive I believe, does it not equate to happy people? Both French and German companies invest billions in the UK, is that bad too? I suppose you think that all the profits go overseas?
What about UK companies like BP, who derive 90% of their revenue from foreign investments, should they only invest in the UK? Indeed, the vast majority of the FT100 companies derive the vast majority of their revenue in foreign countries. I suppose you think that foreign countries only see all the benefits?
In actuality the UK actually does extremely well from globalisation, I believe it has a substantial income surplus with the rest of the world. Imposing some kind of 1970s style state controlled industrial policy would be an absolute disaster. Careful what you wish for.
Totally of topic. I apologise.
Home growth wealth and investment is what will get us all out of debt.