Closure not just via the Tories; Views of the North.
Internecine union disputes, the disastrous over-manning and unreliable British Steel (Remember it?) were factors in the uncompetitiveness of British yards.
The result of these unfortunate circumstances was empty order books and no work. The only part that government might have played in speeding the inevitable was by ending subsidy to comply with EU fair trade rules. But throwing further taxpayers' money into this shambles would surely have not been acceptable.
Perhaps the accusative ladies might suggest what their preferred party would have done other than nationalise the yards - to build what? Or force them into bankruptcy, the direction they were taking anyhow. TA BATES, Langley, Hexham
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Dec 5, 2012|
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