Not on Facebook so know nowt about this, but are the people behind it more anti Labour council than pro shipbuilding? Seems a lot of fanciful pie in the sky "If you build it they will come" arguments than actual business plans from whats been said on here
You already have A&P on the Tees and Tyne and a few other companies in several UK locations...
Its already a hugely competitive market....I've seen UK costs against tenders from Polish and Turkish yards. All of the ships I work with are docked in Poland.....forget about quality of work as in my experience its negligible these days.