Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2022 Comments on US Government Declining Talks on Steel

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow International Trade Secretary, on 13 January 2022.

This is bitterly disappointing news for the UK’s steel and aluminium manufacturers and for the many jobs, livelihoods, and businesses who rely on this industry.

Labour has been calling for the Prime Minister to personally intervene with the US President and show the leadership this issue requires. It seems he has been distracted with making excuses about the shocking Downing Street parties rather than focussing on securing the lifting of these damaging tariffs.

This Government needs to treat this issue with the seriousness our communities deserve, and to lean on the special relationship with the US. Urgent action is required to protect businesses and jobs across the country.