Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Just Figure This One out, Gordon; Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Just Figure This One out, Gordon; Your Say

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THE staves of Redcar blastfurnace have been drilled, this will allow the furnace to operate on reduced production for around one week.

After this (around February 20) the furnace will have the hearth tapped and steelmaking on Teesside will cease for the first time in 160 years.

Our MPs visited Gordon Brown over Christmas and informed us that he had to "do some sums". Let me do them for him: 6 labour seats lost, 6 opposition seats gained = 12 seat swing.

Twelve years of Labour government and they have betrayed the very people who allowed them govern. I feel sad, betrayed and that I have been taken for granted. God help us now. A TEESSIDE STEELWORKER * * * * * * AS a Corus employee I would like to to reply to Peter J Brown (09.02.10) who talks about taxpayers' money being spent on bailing out TCP. Doesn't he grasp the situation that if the Teesside plant closes not only will 1,700 plus people not be paying taxes but the majority will be claiming some form of benefits? …

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