Quote Originally Posted by touchring View Post
I find Brits very competent in engineering stuff, but once you let bankers control you, you lose that edge and everyone only wants to flip property and live off renting.
except for:
- plumbing (hot water that comes out as a small drizzle ; plumber insists this is 'as it was designed')
- water mains (pipe breaks all over London when temperatures climb back up after a 3+day period of moderate to heavy freezing)

And wasn't poor engineering a substantial factor in their car & aviation industry disappearing?