Op-ed: Do you tune in to BBCs political slots Sunday that begin with the Andrew Marr show?
This show has been painful to watch at times since the tory government threatened the independence and continuance of the Beeb but at least this Sunday Marr allowed Tory business secretary Sajid Javid to hang himself.
Javid was not convincing and I say that even if I try to put aside my obvious left of politics leanings.
Questioned about the possible future of Tata Steel he wrung his hands and dithered while adding nothing was ruled out, yet.
Currently thousands of jobs could go in Wales and across the country if the Tory government allows the steel making industry to go to the wall.
It would also as I said days ago leave the UK totally reliant on foreign steel.
As this war torn world of ours shows no sign of wide scale peace any time soon that is a scary thought.
Sajid Javid the man presumably tasked with fixing a sorry situation looked ill-prepared Sunday.
He almost became a bumbling wreck at one point.
He was quick to try to acknowledge that he is fairly recent in post probably to cover up Tory government shortcomings.
Prior May 2010 it was the Tory party in government but with coalition partners the Liberal Democrats.
Javid has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bromsgrove since 2010 and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills since May 11, 2015. He is one of those Tories touted as a possible successor for David Cameron.
Javid comes from a fairly ordinary background especially when you consider his Tory colleagues.
However if the following from Wikipedia is true he is far from just another kid on the block;
When he was twenty, Javid attended his first Conservative Party Conference and campaigned against the Thatcher government's decision in that year to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), calling it a "fatal mistake".
Yet again then the British economy is in the hands of a banker.
We bailed out the banks in 2008 and in spite of the Marr guest who was from the banking system claiming that was vital to save our economy few people are really fooled.
If that was true many of those bankers would, like in Iceland, be serving jail terms.
And isn't saving our steel just as important as the banking sector?
Wales will be hard hit by the latest round of steel industry jobs lost but it is not just the steel industry that will suffer as the 'domino effect' comes into play meaning local shops and other businesses will also take a hit.
But it is not just Wales as 100 jobs will go across steel mills in "Trostre, Corby and Hartlepool, along with 200 support jobs."
All are in the north of England or Wales.
Previous Tory governments began the decimation of the coal industry which is now complete after a recent pit closure.
But the country still uses coal and will continue to do so for the next few years at least.
The coal however comes from places like China at a bargain-basement price and on the backs of workers with few rights.
Britain still uses steel but it will become one more asset outsourced abroad.
Tata steel have blamed cheap steel prices from, yes you guessed it, China for the job losses.
Who actually owns Tata steel is not easy to discover but Wikipedia has this "On 30 January 2007, Tata Steel, part of India's Tata Group, purchased a 100% stake in the Corus Group at 608 pence per share in an all cash deal, cumulatively valued at US$12.04 billion."
So it has not been British steel in reality for years and we all know the issues of being an employee in India.
Perhaps someone should tell Cameron and his government that cheap is not always best.
The British Steel Corporation (BSC) was a nationalised industry which was privatised under Margaret Thatcher's Tory government in 1988 becoming British Steel plc.
Thatcher was the UK Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
She was elected on the politics of greed and fear of the Unions.
Thatcher offered cut-price right-to-buy homes without replacing the housing stock sold off; she offered mass privatisation of our resources resulting in a small short-term gain for many and a huge long term gain for the few.
Water, electricity, gas, coal and steel were prime targets for Thatcher and offered a double whammy. The big British sell-off targeted industries with strong unions which took a hit and money to be made by her cronies.
She dangled a little privatisation cash in front of the electorate and many fell for it.
Established Conservatives will tell you Thatcher made Britain great again, and Thatcher herself promised that to voters, but instead she started the rot.
She had much in common with US presidential hopeful Donald Trump in that respect.
At time of writing Tata steel bosses, Unions and employees are asking the British government to act to cut cheap steel imports and save the UK steel industry.
The Guardian October 2015 -"The Guardian view on the steel industry: where’s the entrepreneurial state when it’s needed?"