British Army and Navy vehicles to be built using FOREIGN steel as UK plants …

Labour Shadow Defence Minister Kevan Jones said: “By buying Swedish steel for Royal Navy ships and Army land vehicles, the Government are turning their back on British jobs and industry.

“Defence ministers need to pull their finger out and support British steelworkers.”

Separately, Gareth Stace, director of trade body UK Steel, told the Commons’ Business Select Committee that a fifth of the sector’s British workforce had lost jobs or faced redundancy after recent bad news from Tata Steel, SSI and Caparo, blamed on the strong pound, plunging prices, high energy costs and China “dumping” cutprice surplus metal on Europe.

“If we were a patient on an operating table, we are bleeding very quickly. And we are likely to die on that table,” Mr Stace told the MPs.

Today steelworkers protest at Parliament ahead of a Labour-led debate on their industry’s plight as Business Secretary Sajid Javid holds talks in Brussels with EU Commissioners about ways to ease the crisis.

Article source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/615083/British-Army-vehicles-Royal-Navy-built-foreign-steel

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