It’s just not cricket!

Yes it’s that time of year again when Simon Cowell discovers a new star to perform in front of the Queen but not one who is necessarily British. The Britain’s Got Talent 2013 series was won by Hungarian artists Attraction, albeit with a very patriotic performance. The 2014 BGT series seems to have followed a similar path with a number of non –British acts reaching the semi-finals ranging from a Canadian magician and Ukrainian dance troupe to a 79 year old dancer and her much younger dance partner who live in Spain. Which got us thinking that perhaps the Stock Market is not too dissimilar? In the FTSE 100 there appears to be a fair sprinkling of non -British businesses such as Coca-Cola HBC, CRH, Mondi, Antofagasta, Randgold and Fresnillo. Non-British participants in our talent shows and blue chip index? What would Nigel Farage say? It’s just not cricket!

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