Brian Wilson: After BiFab farce, we still have a chance to take advantage of £8bn of offshore windfarms. WHO would put more than £50 million into a high-risk enterprise and be unable to produce the business plan on which that investment was made? A philanthropist with more money than sense? Or simply the Scottish Government. The business in question was BiFab, now in administration. The dismal story of how public money was squandered with hundreds of jobs lost is revealed in a diligent report produced by Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee. For anyone interested in what passes for “Scottish industrial policy”, it is worth a read.
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