Declining industrial competitiveness
Fluctuations in international competitiveness
Decline in competitiveness of domestic industries
Declining international market share
Gap in international competition
Poor competitive standing
A 1993 report found that UK industry faces a 25% gap between its productivity and that of its French and German counterparts.
The chant of "internationally competitive" sweeps away all efforts to retain economic diversity as jobs and social expenditure, food and environmental standards are sacrificed on this unforgiving two-word altar.