But what to say now when China’s steel production is top of the pile and about 8 times bigger than its nearest rival, Japan and half the global output. In 2014 China produced 822 million metric tonnes of the stuff. Britain? 12 million.
And now, to celebrate the Golden Era in relations between Britain and China (a phrase that sounds Orwellian in its rank dishonesty), Chinese steel dumping is destroying what is left of the UK steel industry.
No steel in Britain. Well let them make bronze. Or perhaps it’s back to the Stone Age for us?