I try not to buy too much Plastic **** From China and particularly for gifts look for UK and handmade stuff. Some things you plainly can't avoid like any type of electronics but otherwise yes. I stopped buying HP sauce when production was moved the Netherlands and make a distinct effort to buy a UK made brand. For many things it's not even worth looking because I know there won't be a comparable UK product but I do try and favour UK manufacturers where practical.
mate, not to be harsh, but there was plenty of warning that MGs (by that stage) were terrible. That decision is entirely on you lol.Back in 2003 I bought an MG TF. It was incredibly badly built, came from the factory with paint flaking off and rust underneath, interior trim panels that didn't match and the (non adjustable) camber so far out that it ate the inside of the passenger side front tyre. The head gasket went twice and it had several electrical faults.
The dealer network was also terrible.
I eventually replaced it with a BMW Z4 which didn't go wrong and was basically a quality product.
I don't avoid British made stuff, I want British companies to be successful and produce quality stuff, but that car kind of beat any notion of our inherent national superiority out of me.