The comments made by Emily Thornberry, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, on 21 June 2021.
This Government is on the verge of selling out Britain’s steel industry. Slashing safeguards and opening the floodgates to cheap steel imports would be devastating for steel plants across our country and damaging for our wider economy.
Any MP who represents a steel community should vote for this motion. Any MP who cares about the UK’s economy, our industries, our critical infrastructure, our national security, and protecting the tens of thousands of jobs that depend on steel should vote for this motion.
The Tories have already betrayed British farmers this month and now they are preparing to do the same to British steelworkers. We cannot let that happen.