Re: Government policy?
while exporting such money as we do make to outsourcers
Whilst having a very strong emotional sympathy with the argument you make, it is worth noting that by all credible indicators we have as near full employment as we can probably get (4.7%, ONS using ILO rules), and we will need additional labour to do the rising number of jobs in health and social care, the construction of new schools, homes, hospitals, commercials for our rising population, the incremental labour to clear the 5m homes backlog in the UK (I recently did the sums in my professional capacity, that's what the data shows), then there's big infrastructure plans like Heathrow R3, the circa 11 nuclear reactors BEIS want, HS2, HS3, Crossrail 2, Thames Tideway, billions in water, sewerage, electricity grid programmes, the future roads programme, continued build out of renewable power, the need to restore reserve capacity in electricity generating, and that's without touching other government dreams like the decarbonisation of heat and transport, or the retrofit of insulation and microgeneration across the bulk of the country's 20+m homes.
Then there's "industrial strategy". If government deliver even some of that there will be a degree of pull back from three decades of government policies that have actively encouraged the offshoring of manufacturing. That means more factories, more factory workers, more logistics and supply chain jobs, more energy and transport needs.
You rightly identify the severe economic challenge of offshoring (that we're importing too many goods and services and our balance of payments can't support that), there's also the challenge that an ageing population will be somewhat less suitable for the manual and skilled labour tasks described above, but all the above will require white collar and tech supporting jobs. If idiot companies and idiot public sector bodies allow jobs to be offshored, they'll get the standards of service associated with offshore delivery, but I can't help believing that offshoring is a fairly modest problem in the white collar sector.