Tories block bid to help UK steel industry. Are they traitors – or simply enemies of the people?

Enemy of the people: Sajid Javid admitted blocking an EU plan to increase steel import tariffs on China. As a result, the UK steel industry will suffer [Image: Reuters/Phil Noble].


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.

Source: David Cameron accused of ‘betrayal’ after blocking action to help UK steel industry – Mirror Online

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13 thoughts on “Tories block bid to help UK steel industry. Are they traitors – or simply enemies of the people?

  1. Joanna

    Really? What have the public stopped this government from destroying? Shouting from the rooftops is either going to get you a sore throat or, if you slip a broken neck!!
    I know you are going to say i’m being defeatist, fine, but there are not many internet petitions that are successful and what about the hundreds of people who are not online? How are their voice heard?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You make my point very well for me.
      What have the public done to stop the government from destroying public services and industry?
      What have YOU done, Joanna?
      Have you even considered doing something?
      It seems to me that this comment is you doing exactly what I warned against – looking at the people next to you.
      “They haven’t done anything so why should I?”
      If you don’t, who will?

      1. Joanna

        I am one person alone in the world, I work voluntarily assisting adults with learning how to read, I think it is tragic that so many people can’t read, so I do, do my bit!

        I am sorry!! I didn’t mean my comment to sound confrontational, I am battling depression so severe, I feel like I am teetering on a precipice every single day.
        Most of all I feel so powerless!!!

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Undoubtedly the current government is delighted to have managed to make you feel powerless. You aren’t.

  2. Stephen Mellor

    Neither. They are economic realists.

    Either the UK steel industry competes–and wins–or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, it goes out of business, same as the coal mines.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      We have already established that your grip on economic reality is non-existent.
      All countries with industries they value take steps to protect those industries at one time or another. Watch the States – they’ll probably be the next big steel exporters, and it will be a huge boost to their economy.

  3. Barry Davies

    It seems our government want to complete the destruction of our steel industry which started in the 70’s with the closure of many massive producers, such as the one in Brierley Hill which is now the Merry Hill shopping centre.

  4. Thomas

    There is very little the average person can do against this government that won’t get them either ignored or arrested.

  5. The Bear Woman

    We’re a banana republic. We’ve been in the clutches of ‘internationalists’ since the 1600s. Then they took down France. Then America with the Fed & a year later WWI was conveniently started. Under cover of that, Russia was taken down. These four countries became collectively known as ‘the Allies’. Allies of the international clique. They control the U.N. & the E.U. Our aristocracy are married into them. They are given titles & peerages. The people are powerless. Europeans & those of the same heritage are being taken down. I don’t see a remedy. As long as Americans keep their guns, they stand a chance. The equivalent of a baby snowflake in hell, but there you go.

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