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Like manna in columnist heaven, an innocent document lands. “The Siren Song of Localisation” it is it called, with the subtitle “Why localisation policy will not lead to industrialisation”.

It is sad that in 2021 such work even needed to be done. But our government is off up the garden path with wild promises of a new, shining industrial upland if only we would stop importing stuff and make it ourselves. It is a dangerous and wasteful fantasy...

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