Few other countries in the world would let a company like this be grabbed by US speculators. Slipping it out 10pm the last Friday before Christmas was sneaky Andrea Leadsom dodging flak for selling out British industry
Brexit and taking back control - Nahh, it is all about selling the household silver to asset-strippers and speculators. UK Business Secretary approves sale of defence and aerospace company Cobham to US private equity firm Advent International.
Talk about selling off the family silver Just before 10pm on a Friday is an odd time for this kind of thing to be announced. One defence analyst remarked that it was as if the government rather wanted no-one to notice what had happened. 👎👎👎
And so the Great Brexit sell-off begins ! Slipping it out at 10pm ... the last Friday before Christmas Sneaky Andrea Leadsom avoids scrutiny while 'selling out' strategic British industry !!! Who does this? How irresponsible can this govt. get???
Days into the tory leadership and we've sold our first bit of National Security off to the USA. Can't wait for the January sales. How is that "I'm voting Tory because Corbyn is a threat to our National Security" going? #COBHAM
We're going to need eyes in the back of our head... 'Just before 10pm on a Friday is an odd time for this kind of thing to be announced. One defence analyst remarked that it was as if the govt rather wanted no-one to notice what had happened.' #Cobham
News release on a Friday at 10 pm 🤔 UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham
UK approves defence company's £4bn US takeover
UK approves £4bn takeover of defence company Cobham by a US private equity firm Cobham is reknowned for pioneering technology enabling the mid-air refuelling of planes