If the bid succeeds, the coalition government will have thrown its collective weight behind this sale of a major British asset
OK, AstraZeneca is a British asset.
But like all British plcs, AstraZeneca is an ownerless corporation. The hedge funds and global asset management groups that own more than half its shares have zero interest in British employment, public health, science base and exports
OK, so Britain doesn’t actually own AstraZeneca therefore it’s not a British asset.
WTF is it with these people that they’re willing to put two directly contrary arguments into consecutive paragraphs?