Ed Miliband – 2021 Comments on Steel Import Safeguards

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, on 29 June 2021.

There is just one day to go until the Government announces whether or not it will retain crucial steel import safeguards.

This is an incredibly significant decision for our steel industry, and a major test of this Government’s promise to protect and champion British businesses post-Brexit.

The Business Secretary cannot allow our vital UK industries to be thrown under the bus by the Trade Secretary. Failure to maintain these safeguards would be a betrayal of Britain’s steel industry, a betrayal of communities across the country, and a self-defeating hammer blow to our national interest.