Tonight’s news coverage is dominated by the announcement that Tata is looking to sell its UK steel making operations. Am I the only one who isn’t surprised by this? Ever since I moved to North Lincolnshire, nearly two decades ago, I’ve been hearing bad things about the future of Scunthorpe’s steelworks. How its future was under threat from cheap foreign imports. How the town of Scunthorpe was dependent on steel jobs. How the local area would die if the steelworks closed. Not to mention the huge hole in the pension scheme that would need a billion pound plaster to heal. None of this sounded good then or now. Yet Tata think they can sell this business off to somebody else.[…]