Gordon Brown has shown the depths the economy faces in the UK by essentially raising a white flag to the Chinese and said "Come in and but UK plc".
The Chinese sovereign wealth fund, a $250bn investment fund set up by the Chinese, has encountered problem with some countries who are unwilling to see their companies bought, their famous brands taken over, and essentially taken away to China to be produced at a lower cost. However, Britain under Labour, now showing the economy is in a state, is desperate for foreign investment and it appears that if it means all our remaining famous brands going to Chinese State ownership, then it does not matter, so long as in the short term Britain gets a balance of payments boost from the Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund.
"Where were was the prime minister when Britain when we were sold down the river to China," they will ask. "Holding the 'For Sale' board", will be the reply.