On BBC TV's Question Time last night again and again panellists of all stripes consigned British industry of the 70s to the scrapheap once again. It was inefficient and had to be swept away. Did it occur to none of them that with Britain’s technological and scientific strength, reshaping them and promoting new hi-tech industries might have been a better option? The result is that both the private industries that replaced the nationalised ones and the car, train, plane and power-station makers who came in to fill the gap were almost all foreign-owned. Is this what the woman who wouldn’t eat French mustard wanted?
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