I replied to a similar point in another thread.
Quoting MaartenV (Reply 13):
Reality is that the world is turning more and more into a global economy, in which you need economies of scale and a focus on consumers to survive and thrive.
Sure. By now, we have largely all taken in the Globalistation show. Qatar, where I'm from, is pretty now the standup model for it anywhere in the world right now. I think where our British friends, are in now, is something else. It's open door globalisations. The danger for the British, is where it just becomes a one-way door. If you don't own anything, but just consume all the time, you put yourself into a position where the terms of the trade are being decided outside of your control.
A case in point is the energy sector in the UK, a British postes 'BCAL' already made a note that the sector in the south of the UK is much in the hands of the French. Now god forbid, supplies become squeezed, who will the French cut of first? How you control the situation, what power do you have?
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