Predictably, Macwhirter goes with the pack and blames the SNP for the faults of the Union:
Gary Smith of the GMB knows the truth:
The truth is that state funded European energy and engineering firms, backed by Far East finance and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, are carving-up thousands of jobs and billions of pounds from our renewables sector, and firms like BiFab are left fighting for scraps off our own table.
I know, The Tusker quotes Gary Smith of the GMB, approvingly, SHOCK? You’d expect the leader of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers union to be better informed on building wind turbines than on infection control in care homes and it seems he is.
‘State funded’ sums it up. All this stuff about EU rules is a cover for the UK political establishment, whether led by the Tories, Blairites or Starmerites to keep organised labour out and their chums in.
I’m no expert in this area but see this:
EU funds which are granted directly to undertakings without coming under the control of a public authority of a Member State cannot be considered to be state resources. It follows that such direct funding by the EU does not constitute state aid.
Couldn’t you drive an articulated lorry carrying a wind turbine throught that?