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What the Tata Steel crisis tells us about Brexit

Given the government’s opposition to anti-dumping measures, we would have had a choice: disaster or impotence

By Peter Kellner  

The UK's largest steel works in Port Talbot, South Wales, which Indian owners Tata are looking to sell. ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

From time to time a laser beam pierces the prevailing fog. This week has provided a clear example. Tata’s decision to pull out of steel-making in Britain—meaning 15,000 people will lose their jobs—allows us, for once, to say with some certainty what would have happened had the…

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