While I am against jingoistic protectionism I do believe that we have over the last 15 years under valued the importance of having things manufactured in the UK.
A person who shares my view is Mary Portas and in her new TV show, Mary's Bottom Line, she finds out the stark reality of how the textile industry has all but been demolished by cheap off-shore labour. I try very hard to put into words why UK manufacturing is so important for a whole range of reasons but really, I can't get anywhere close to it compared to this first episode of the TV series.
I urge you to watch this first episode and think about how this totally compares to the electronics industry.
Truly you have to believe that we can make UK made great again.
Here is a link to the TV Programme: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/marys-bottom-line/4od