‘For too long this country has held on to great ideas, developed superb weapons systems and held patents that could benefit our friends across the Atlantic,’ said the Prime Minister today. ‘That is why we are allowing a fine bunch of equity managers to buy the intellectual property, patents and bright ideas that have kept this fine British company in the forefront of defence work for generations.
‘We expect that these financial whizzkids, with no previous track record of managing defence companies will abide by their promise that they will keep our secrets secret and will continue to employ our fine British workforce unless, of course, it turns out to be inconvenient.
‘I’m sure this deal will be a great deal for us – sorry U.S – and we’ll have more British companies to sell off in the next few weeks.’
hat tip Al OPecia