Re: I guess I misunderstood the situation
" Britsh jails for corrupt, negligent or incompetant British bureacrats I say!"
Fair enough :)
"should be acting first & foremost in the UK's interests..."
I think the time has passed long ago that the interests of one nation lined up internally very nicely in parallel or in opposition to the interests of another nation / set of nations. Really there are the interests of the political / high-level bureaucratic class; the interests of big business and the related directors, owners, financiers and oligarchs; the interests of the middle classes; and the interests of everyone else.
Those interests have much more overlap across national borders than along them. And in the last few years the interests of the middle classes are those that have been most eroded because that's the people who actually get shit done without paying too much attention to politics.