When steel industry jobs were first threatened, then lost, there was a huge public outcry.
Now we’ve all had a chance to get used to the idea that our steel industry is in danger and the Conservative Government will do everything possible to help it die.
We’ve had our whinge, moaned a bit about it down the pub… said our bit. Is it the British way to do that and then let the Tories carry on killing our industry?
Well, is it?
Or are we going to stand up, shout from the rooftops that the Tories are traitors to their own country, and actually do something useful to stop their betrayals?
Don’t look for someone else to do it. This affects you as much as anybody. We all suffer if our industries are crippled. What are you going to do?
David Cameron was accused of betraying steel workers yesterday after Britain blocked an attempt to impose tougher sanctions to stop the Chinese dumping cut-price imports.
The European Commission wanted to increase the tariffs on Chinese imports to help the struggling steel industry.
But the UK government was the “ringleader” in stopping Brussels from increasing the tariffs to the same rate as the United States.
As as result the EU has only increased the import duty by just 9% on Chinese goods while the States has slapped tariffs of 66%.
Business Secretary Sajid Javid admitted he had blocked the EU for taking tougher action – even though it would have helped UK steel firms.
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