"The situation at Liberty Steel is another example of this government’s inability to save jobs long term. Workers want the government to step in with proper solutions, not apply costly sticking plasters that see their jobs on the line again in a few years.
"Scottish Labour has called for an Audit Scotland investigation to look at what has gone so badly wrong with this deal, and to establish what threat this will place on public finances.
"More than ever before we need a proper plan for our jobs, industry and economy as we emerge from the pandemic. We need to create and maintain jobs as part of our national recovery. The SNP's short sighted, half-hearted approach, which never has a backup plan, isn't good enough for our communities.
“Scottish labour will fight this election with a laser-focus on job creation and retention"