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Old 22nd May 2019, 17:49   #121
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Maybe a finger should be pointed at the actual "owners" of British Steel who bought it for a quid, amassed a pile of debt from bankers who should know better had they looked at Greybull's form which isn't exactly top notch, having overseen the demise of Comet and Monarch in recent years. I would imagine this has had more influence on the situation than the B word
A vivid imagination then Nick!!

I grant you any organisation that buys a Steel Works (or a Car Manufacturer) for a quid is not likely to be “top notch” because let’s face it - if it’s worth that much then you get a whole heap of issues.

But the reality of the ETS £100million bill and the rules we are still tied to - sadly - regarding “You know who” not allowing government help means that those who yet again have lost their jobs due to the machinations of “You know who” - most likely had any positive feelings they had towards it modified somewhat.

A bit like the guys who lost their jobs at the Transit Factory in Eastleigh when “You know who” conjured up an £80M loan to Ford to move production to Turkey.

They can do that so we lose those jobs

And then give British Steel a £100M bill so it is pushed over the edge.

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Old 22nd May 2019, 22:37   #122
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A vivid imagination then Nick!!

I grant you any organisation that buys a Steel Works (or a Car Manufacturer) for a quid is not likely to be “top notch” because let’s face it - if it’s worth that much then you get a whole heap of issues.

But the reality of the ETS £100million bill and the rules we are still tied to - sadly - regarding “You know who” not allowing government help means that those who yet again have lost their jobs due to the machinations of “You know who” - most likely had any positive feelings they had towards it modified somewhat.

A bit like the guys who lost their jobs at the Transit Factory in Eastleigh when “You know who” conjured up an £80M loan to Ford to move production to Turkey.

They can do that so we lose those jobs

And then give British Steel a £100M bill so it is pushed over the edge.
All valid points DD .... Yet there are still types who drive past that Steel Works yelling serves you right for voting Brexit!

Our membership of the parasitic aspects of the EU played no small part in the destruction of UK Indigenous Industry still ongoing and that means exporting more careers and jobs to the mainland. Today's decision to turn backs and NOT support the Steel Works with UK Taxes is something beyond our control thanks to those EU directives which have hog tied our hands here. Yet, covert Government support like that have been commonplace on the Mainland for decades. Ways and means.

Yes, saving that Steel Works is beyond our control.

"Taking back Control" was not simply a slogan back in 2016, it is a valid statement and taking control of all our own affairs is something which needs to happen sharpish. Yet still those who think they know better than the rest of us still plan to NOT act on the Nation's wishes and best interests.

A strong message needs to be sent ..... again!
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What company anywhere has to borrow millions in order to pay a massive "Green Taxl" ?

The whole EU carbon thing needs to be exposed for what it really IS!

Penaiise the UK and buy uber-cheap Chinese Steel dump offs without tariffs on the Mainland.

Only in the UK. The land of mugs and folks worldwide form long queues to take advantage.

... and still there are those determined not to see things as they really are.
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