The British screwed up their automotive industry like no other. The endless badge-engineering meant that their once great cars become as outdated as the fish and chips kiosk just outside the factories, while the long-lasting strikes made sure that the workers went back to do their shifts with just the right attitude. Quality control? In the seventies, even the Romanians cared more about their Dacias than Leyland employees about whatever they built.
Lucky survivors like Jaguar, Land Rover or Aston Martin are now owned by entrepreneurs from previous colonies like India, or a bunch of Italians. Less fortunate ones like MG ended up in Chinese hands, which is funny because their new cars just hit the showrooms of Great Britain. If they prove to sell well, it will only show that the Chinese can build a better cheap British car than the Brits themselves.