Leaving EU won't help

Rarely does such a long letter make a case then come to an illogical conclusion '“ '˜Powerless to help trade' '“ Bryan Foster (April 1), or was it an April fool?

Friday, 15th April 2016, 9:48 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 9:52 am

To suggest the UK would be better off out of Europe to help the ailing steel industry is contrary to facts. It assumes a willing government prepared to act, but what have we? The UK Government has only recently taken up the European relief on energy costs to industry. It reluctantly agreed a EU introduction of a tariff on Chinese steel imports but to date refuses to support a higher tariff to level the playing field. Is this a Government concerned about the future of steel?

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The idea that it would swoop to assist and preserve our steel making capacity if we leave Europe is highly unlikely.

L Scott