One unhappy side-effect of the weakness in sterling is that it will provoke even more predatory raids on British companies

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Sharp-elbowed overseas buyers are rampaging round the UK stock market like bargain hunters in the aisles of TK Maxx

A string of flagship tech firms have had a bullseye on their back over the summer, including cybersecurity operator Darktrace and IT company Micro Focus

Making sure Britain is not denuded of corporate jewels is the job of Jacob Rees-Mogg. The new Business Secretary can block damaging takeover

Kwasi Kwarteng, his predecessor took a dovish line. It is unfair to draw conclusions on Rees-Mogg, who has barely got his finely shod feet under the desk

In Inmarsat's case, Rees-Mogg insisted on 'remedies' such as guarantees of more R&D spending and skilled jobs

US private equity barons at Advent International took over British defence company Cobham with several such glib assurances

Due to shoulder-shrugging in government, much of the UK defence industry is owned by US investors. The surrender of independent national capability and stewardship is extraordinary