Bridget Phillipson Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South
Our brilliant British industries are a crucial cornerstone of our economy, and we should be supporting them to boost our recovery.
The Conservatives should be protecting and supporting them through a crisis which has come about from a severe lack of government planning.
It doesn’t make economic sense, nor is it good value for money, to allow a temporary increase in prices to destroy British industries and jobs.
The Chancellor should get a grip on this and support our industries – his complacent and out of touch approach is misguided and is storing up problems down the line that will leave working people paying the price.