Leaving EU won’t help

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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?

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?

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

L Scott