Anger at claims that steel is a ‘low’ priority in Brexit talks

Reports that ministers have ranked steel and construction industries among their lowest priorities for Brexit negotiations have been described as a “shocking indictment” of a Government that claims to “understand the importance of manufacturing”.

Responding to news that steel, construction, oil and gas and telecoms sectors have all been pushed to the bottom of the agenda ahead of trade talks, Labour MPs added that is shows “hard working people” risk being the biggest losers when Britain leaves the EU.

The backlash follows the publication of a “leaked” list obtained by the Times, which the paper claims reveals Government plans to divide key UK sectors into high, medium and low priority.

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