Nowadays there seems to be a lot of talk in elections about a renewal of protectionist economic policies, I.E. the process of putting tariffs on foreign imports. In light of the human rights abuses of huge net exporters like China and Vietnam, and the loss of large swaths of British manufacturing (and their well-paid jobs) to sweatshop dictatorships abroad, should we as a party consider protectionist economic policies to encourage investment in British jobs, or would this be regressive/inefficient? Could we even cope with the industrial readjustment bringing manufacturing back would require? Im interested to know what people here think honestly.