This thread has degenerated a bit. This fish stuff is tabloid-style nonsense, trying to make something out of nothing. Hopefully, we'll get back to discussing real issues soon.
Let's talk about the UK steel industry and whether it should be possible to support it by ensuring that UK projects use 100% UK steel (subject only to a UK plant being capable of it's production).
imagine running a business where you don't trade at all with the EU and being forced to set fire to a seven figure sum just to keep some twats in business who can't produce steel at market rates.
FWIW I don't think we should go the whole hog in terms of procurement, but even if that was what we wanted to do our membership of the EU means we couldn't.
i don't think i agree with David
I understand the social cost is enormous, but its a product of globalisation and we've seen it in many industries
If British steel producers cannot produce product at a competitive enough price that Far Eastern companies can sell it here cheaper than they can even with transport costs taken into account, i'm not sure UK industry should be compelled to hurt its own margins by buying uncompetitive product
if the government then underwrites the cost then they taxpayer is paying for it. Politicially it might have to do so, but practically this is going to happen across many more industries in the future