In keeping with this government’s appalling standard of juvenile speech-writing and verbal gimmickry, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has delivered another priceless acronym. He said that any buyer of Port Talbot steelworks “…..would want to refer to “The Three Ps”. Did he mean the government’s Piss Poor Preparation or was he possibly referring to the three qualities that this government has become so well-known for: Procrastination, Procrastination, Procrastination.
The government is “doing everything it can” to save thousands of steel jobs – but there are “no guarantees of success”
The situation at Port Talbot is of “deep concern” and “steel jobs are vital” to workers’ families and the communities.
A “more nuanced” solution is needed in recognition of the global oversupply of steel
“Just continuing to produce steel for which there is not adequate demand isn’t the answer.”
The European Union is “a vital market for British steel.”
Britain is “having conversations with other Governments”
I’m sure that there is a word for the above type of rhetoric but I just can’t think what it might be! 🙂
p.s. Because the government appears to be treating the Port Talbot situation as some sort of surprise, here’s something I wrote FOUR MONTHS ago. See no.9……..http://www.spygun.uk/richard-ruzyllo/cameron-a-first-assessment
Chancellor George Osborne said today that he was TALKING to other governments about taking action to prevent the dumping of cheap steel after Britain’s biggest producer Tata Steel put its operations up for sale.
TALKING and MEETINGS – the GOVERNMENT’S ALTERNATIVE to DECISION-MAKING!
Cameron deploying his “We’ll do everything we can to help” mantra. This time it is aimed at the British steel industry. Certain commentators have suggested that Dave is probably thinking about re-nationalising steel! He’d rather be rogered by a pig wearing a red rosette….It won’t be long before we’re importing steel from China. Remember, this government does NOT have a long-term plan – only fine words. Time to say ‘tata’ to our steel industry.