I can also see what what was the cause of the fuss. The leaflet in question makes the bold claim that, "Labour would use Lanarkshire steel" in the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing. A remarkable promise - not least due to the fact that the supply contracts for fabricated steel which they are promising to bring to Lanarkshire have already been awarded to firms in Poland, Spain and China.
We might be forgiven for wondering by what authority "Scottish" Labour councillors might be empowered to arbitrarily rip up these contracts. We might also ask of them what part of the council's budget they plan to set aside to cover the inevitably substantial penalties that would surely be incurred.
But wait! There are even bigger questions that Labour must
As Transport Scotland stated,
And later re-stated for the benefit of the terminally confused,No Scottish firms bid to supply the huge amount of raw steel required by a project of this scale... - Steel suppliers announced on new Forth Crossing
It was confirmed that Tata Steel only played "an indirect" role in tendering for the supply of steel plate for the project. Contrary to misleading speculation, there were no Scottish bids for FCBC’s steel fabrication subcontracts. Tata Steel’s plant in Motherwell manufactures steel plate, it is not a steel fabricator. - Statement on behalf of Minister for Transport Keith Brown and Tata Steel
But it appears that "Scottish" Labour, in a plot straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, has discovered the long-lost phantom steel plant of Brigadoon, which was previously thought to be mere myth.
Or have they? We must await the next instalment to find out.