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Ian Swales MP writes… Making the industrial strategy work on Teesside

The chemical industry is vital to the UK.  It is already the biggest export business in the UK at £43 bn. However imports have risen after various shut downs, and the amount we are importing is, in my view, unnecessarily high.  There are major opportunities for new investment to bring production of key materials back into the UK and bring jobs, growth and expertise with it.

My constituency of Redcar is part of an area which has traditionally been a hub of the UK chemical industry. Chemicals are key

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  • User AvatarDav 28th Nov - 4:37pm
    Doing U-turns harms politicians' credibility. This is news?
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 28th Nov - 4:30pm
    @David Evans If you are a Lib Dem you are evidently in the group who wishes we were permanently in opposition and escaping the problems...
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Nov - 4:25pm
    I also find this article credible and the report certainly deserves reading. Whilst I don't disagree with what has been said, my take on the...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 28th Nov - 4:08pm
    nvelope - Sure wait till 8th May if you are happy to just let it all happen. Those of us determined to make things better...
  • User AvatarT-J 28th Nov - 4:08pm
    While your preferred party, Julian, only spreads sunshine and light wherever it goes, of course. Anyway, regarding the Smith Commission, this does seem to offer...
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Nov - 3:58pm
    John - You raise a very important point about joined up thinking, something many keep forgetting... From a green agenda viewpoint, there simply isn't any...