Gordon Brown urged the coalition today to save two Remploy factories in Cowdenbeath and Leven.
The former PM, still Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, and Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy and Dunfermline MP Thomas Docherty argue that the factories have full order books and could expand if given support in the short term.
The trio said the Westminster and Holyrood governments must double their support to save the two 60-year-old factories.
They wrote that most of the 64 sold-off Remploy factories "have been closed and privatisation has become either liquidation or decimation of the original workforce.
"The government's one-size-fits-all approach is particularly inappropriate given the huge potential to create a viable business in Fife.
"This government has emphasised that we must place a premium on competitive manufacturing - these factories can survive, keeping the work in Britain."