To add to the disaster Business Secretary Sajid Javid described Redcar as part of the “North West” after visiting Teesside to discuss help for 1,700 steelworkers who have lost their jobs.
The apparent slip of the tongue was criticised by one MP, who said Teesside and the wider North East region didn’t appear to be a priority for the government.
"A consequence of the liquidation is that all employees have been made redundant although measures will be taken to ensure sufficient staff are retained to operate the coke ovens and manage the site in a safe manner." RIP.
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