If you're a bit late to the party, here's a quick resumé:
- Redcar steelworks is mothballed costing 1,700 jobs directly with a further 9,000 indirectly at risk. The official reason is "lack of demand".
- However, the Netherlands is building a new state of the art steelworks using EU money and government money. Meanwhile, Gordon Brown says he can't help Redcar because it "breaks the rules".
- And Redcar owners Tata are also building a new plant in India with a capacity of 3 million tons, which happens to be exactly the capacity of Redcar.
- At a meeting Corus boss Kirby Adams blames EU emissions trading rules for the closure
- the BBC are present at the meeting but don't report this
- Redcar owners Tata gain £1.2 billion from carbon credits from closing Redcar and opening new plants in the Netherlands and India
- Tata founded the Tata Energy Research Institute. Its director-general is Dr Rajendra Pachauri. He also happens to be chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The British need to wake up and realise that other people in the world don't share their sense of fair play. A new breed of politician is needed that robustly protects the interests of Britain. But could such a person get anywhere in our political system the way it is?