NICE to see the letter from Dave Hargrieves (7/12/12) rattling the cages of Messrs Dyer, Donovan and Townsend, our local Labour Party-bashers.

The problems in Newport are mostly when a steelworks dies ie Llanwern, Whiteheads, Lysaghts, the effects are like places like Corby, Ebbw Vale, etc, Disastrous. Thanks to Mrs Thatcher’s policies of selling the silverware, we have Indian-owned TATA steelworks, French and German gas and electric owned. So while these foreign-owned companies rub their hands at vast profits we have to rub ours to keep warm.

Dave Humphries Margaret Avenue Newport