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To: The UK Government

Britain, we need our steel

Britain, we need our steel

What are we asking Government to do?
• Act to ensure our infrastructure is built with our steel
• Intervene to support industry and stimulate steel demand
• Implement trade arrangements that are fair and friction-free
• Create a level playing field so we can compete
• Develop an industrial strategy with steel at its core

Why is this important?

Britain is made from steel. The roads we drive, the bridges we cross, the hospitals that heal us and the schools our children learn in. Iconic structures like the Millennium Stadium, the Thames Barrier and the Kelpies – all made from Britain’s steel. Whether we realise it or not we are looking at steel every hour of every day, it is essential to our economy and our way of life.

Steel is a great British industry and we are proud of its contribution to building our nation. Steel has an illustrious heritage but is as important now as it has ever been, because rebuilding our economy will require millions of tonnes of steel and the passion and skill of our world class steelworkers.

Britain, we need our steel because:
It will be the foundation of our post-pandemic recovery
It is critical to Britain’s economic independence and our national security
It supports thousands of high-quality jobs in parts of the country that need them most
A green British steel industry is vital to a low carbon future

With government backing, responsible ownership and public support, this great British industry will continue to deliver for our country for many generations to come.

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Reasons for signing

  • My cousin's husband, Alan, worked for British Steel in Redcar. Margaret Thatcher sold the steel industry into private hands. This should never have There were so many redundancies, then the Redcar steel-works closed down. I wish that the Government would re-nationalise our steel industry, & expand it. There will always be a demand for steel. Best of luck to you! I am a member of the Labour Party, & Unite, the Union.
  • I've signed this petition because our steel industry needs support following years of decline, a lack of government support & redundancies & it's about time that our steel industry was nationalised in order to protect the industry once & for all & provide its workers & families with a more secure future.
  • Let's support ALL our manufacturing, just by British.

Updates

2020-07-24 20:52:28 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-09 21:19:19 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-09 15:57:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-07-09 12:49:55 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-07-09 12:38:08 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-07-09 12:26:09 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-07-09 12:11:19 +0100

10 signatures reached