Some Right-Thinking Thoughts On Britain’s Business Deals With China

by richardhutton

As a self-made success story, I naturally take little interest in politics – but business, as they say, is business.

Many people have suggested that Britain’s dealings with the government of China are a shade untoward; but this is clearly nonsense. Chinese politicians thoughtfully chose not to raise the awkward subject of workers rights and civil liberties in the company of Britain’s Prime Minister; so it would be impolite not to return the courtesy, by selling our nuclear power stations to a Communist dictatorship, at a price they can’t refuse.

As Mr Cameron rightly avers, state ownership is a good thing – just as long as it is ownership by a foreign state, rather than our own. In which case it would be communism. And yes, some awkward bleeders have posited that granting China’s government a controlling stake over Britain’s energy industry might jeapordise our national security – but as the PM has previously noted, the only real threat to Britain these days is not a far-left autocracy on the make, but a centre-left democracy governed in the interests of the public. It makes perfect sense, as long as you don’t think about it.

And who needs human rights, anyway? Wouldn’t it be more expedient to simply do away with them altogether, so that they don’t get in the way of money changing hands; and replace them with good, sound commonsense instead? Surely we can all agree that China’s government has set a sterling example when it comes to ending political conflict, by sensibly allowing only one party; while demonstrating the virtues of a light-touch approach to regulation – of police brutality.

I suppose we could ask Chinese journalists for their opinions on the matter; but for some reason, none within China seem to be available in order to write a piece about the pros and cons of this partnership.

 

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