More than likely, though I've not seen anybody actually review them. The conventional wisdom with scopes is that cheapo high street pre-xmas scopes are crap, do I'd be surprised if these were an exception.
Jessops have a half price deal on telescopes at the mo. I take it the Jessops own brand stuff is garbage?
As a side-note, the well regarded Skywatcher (by Synta, a Chinese company) are actually a cheapo knock-off copies of the highly regarded Vixen (Japanese) brand. All their gear is mutually compatible etc. However, the Skywatcher stuff is just as good and at potentially several hundreds of pounds cheaper, it's a no brainer!
As a further aside, American scopes tend to be more expensive, but some of them (Celestron, iirc) have been bought and are now owned by the same company that makes Skywatcher scopes, and have the exact same optics but at an inflated price due to branding.
Edited by Chopsen at 15:25:31 29-11-2012