The Government’s refusal to act over the steel crisis demonstrates their sheer incompetency and inability to manage our country’s economy. As it stands, the Government has refused intervening to save British steel, and without a buyer the industry looks set to vanish. This means up to 40,000 less British jobs, a reliance on overseas steel even for UK defence contracts, and yet another dent for our nation’s finances.
Whilst the Government has stood idly by as the industry collapses, Labour has stood up for the many thousands who could sadly lose their jobs. Stephen Kinnock, the Labour MP for the Port Talbot steelworks, spent recent weeks in Mumbai with TATA Steel trying to negotiate a better deal for British workers. Meanwhile, the Government’s Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, was swanning around Australia with his daughter.
The failure of this Government to act in the face of the steel crisis is yet another sign of their incompetency and inability to manage our country’s economy. Earlier in March, we saw George Osborne’s failure to reach his own targets, as well as the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith in protest of the Tory Government’s harshness towards disabled people.
Whilst at the negotiations in Mumbia, Labour MP Stephen Kinnock wrote this for the New Statesman.