To tell you the truth I had friends/acquaintances growing up who had Triumphs, Nortons, MGs and Minis. That cured me. After being around them and seeing what they were like I have shied away from British manufacturing and production and never wanted a British product/machine/tool for myself. I know some like Sheffield knives, but I have Norton, MG and Minis ringing in my ears, kind of ruined it for me. Maybe their knives are better than some of their cars and bikes. I don't know and haven't bothered to investigate.
"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid." -No Name, High Plains Drifter