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British Steel

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, May 22, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    What a tragedy.
    slingshotsally and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  2. foroff2233

    foroff2233 New commenter

    A cruel event, especially for the employees. A precursor to other dominoes, tragically. Why is the UK committing economic suicide?
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Brexit.... All those who voted in favour are partly responsible. And those who led Vote Leave et al, even more so.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Scunthorpe is in North Lincolnshire, which voted 66% in favour of Leave on a 71% turnout.

    British Steel has cited "Brexit related issues" as the reasons for its current financial problems.

    Interesting times.
  5. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    It is criminal, when you think of all the money flushed down the pan recently on Brexit / no deal preparations. What's another £30 million if it could save all those jobs, and the wider supply-chain jobs.
  6. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    According to The Sun (yes, I know - not exactly synonymous with journalistic excellence), it was the EU wot dun it, in the unbiased opinion of (who else?) Farage:


    Nigel Farage claimed it was the European Commission’s ban on “state aid” - governments propping up companies - that doomed British Steel.

    The Brexit Party leader said in a debate this morning: “Today the British Government is impotent – we can’t do anything to save British Steel because the European Commission wouldn’t let us.”

    Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable responded that “numerous state aid cases came up” when he had been a minister but the EC had never ruled against the Coalition.
  7. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Obviously "not enough" Brexit. That was the problem.
  8. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Now now Frank. You've been told off before for expressing this viewpoint.

    No-one is to blame. It just sort of happened. And let's hear no more about it.
    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  9. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    It's the will of the people.
    MAGAorMIGA and smoothnewt like this.
  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  11. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Established commenter

    Well there is blame to be apportioned: China for over-production of steel. The EU a £100 million carbon tax on British steel. The government for not enacting Brexit by 29/3/19 - once out of the EU we could tell them where to stick their 'carbon tax'.

    And the British government again, for not building enough ships or fences* using British steel. As I said yesterday, a crash programme should have begun on 24/6/19, something akin the the Manhatten project which could have allowed us to Brexit when we should have, but they didn't do it. If you think about it, we must be getting close to the date where we can say the Los Alamos scientists built the atom bomb in less time than we have had to Brexit and that is just wrong. It would not surprise me if we take longer than America took to get a man on the Moon (9 years). Disgraceful.

    *Across Ireland
    border_walker likes this.
  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    It still might
  13. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Sad for all the workers but the steel industry in the UK has been dwindling for many years.
  14. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Did the UK actually ask?
    Laphroig and monicabilongame like this.
  15. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Hey, stop complicating matters.

    It's all the EU's fault, and that's the end of the story.
    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  16. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    If it had been said at the outset, before the vote, that brexit would cause the demise of british steel and the Swindon car plant and whatever else.....how many of the 17.4 million would have voted differently? Would they have cared? Or is it Brexit at any cost?
  17. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Established commenter

    At any cost. Please.

    When I look at my life, this country - schools, house situation, traffic jams (over-population), crime, stupid decisions like buying foreign ships for the Royal Navy, foreign cars to patrol our motorways etc. etc. and all this whilst within the EU. So let's try the alternative.

    They won't though, we will just waste time until 31/10/19 - parliament have already outlawed a no-deal exit, another extension? no, they won't allow that so revokation of Article 50 will be the endgame. It's a conspiracy.
    lexus300 and border_walker like this.
  18. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Ah, back to WW2 ...
  19. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    But the people working at Los Alamos were clever.
  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The first atomic bomb destroyed part of a city

    Brexit will destroy a whole country

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