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Why the jobs were lost in industry.

IN a recent Talkback page, L Rogers claimed that being a member of the EU has cost us jobs in a number of industries, including fishing, farming, coal mining, the car industry and steel.

This may be true in the case of fishing, but don't we all believe that farmers benefit from EU subsidies? Coal mining was destroyed by Margaret Thatcher in revenge for them bringing down the Heath government.

The car industry had started to decline due to lack of investment and more reliable competitors before we joined the EEC and, in fact, is now thriving thanks to our continued membership.

As for the steel industry, the EU wanted to take action against the cheap Chinese imports that are cause of the decline in that industry, but our own David Cameron vetoed that in order to curry favour with the Chinese. Richard Lamb, Solihull Lodge

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 2, 2016
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