STEALING OUR STEEL MARKETS!
The closure of British steel plants due to cheaper
Chinese steel has led to complaints of ‘dumping’.
The Market System, ‘Is supreme’,
That’s the official line;
And though most people may be poor,
It is a fact of Natural Law,
We dare not undermine.
As ‘Competition,’ we’re informed,
‘Upholds the commonweal’--
Until the Chinese steel cartel,
With fiendish cuts starts to outsell,
Our ‘Dear’ old British Steel.
When cheaper wares from distant shores,
Have British products trumped;
The Market’s then a dirty word,
And one more dirty word is heard,
That foreign goods are ‘Dumped’.
There’s calls for British merchandise,
To now be subsidised;
With ‘Competition’ out of mind,
Its ‘Benefits’ now left behind,
And ‘Free Trade’ demonized.
And now proud ‘Private Enterprise’,
Relies upon the State;
So that the ‘Enterprising Few’,
Won’t lose their ‘hard earned’ revenue,
And be left to their fate!
© Richard Layton