Behind Reporting Scotland Down’s endless health scares

From Alasdair Macdonald

There are a couple of things going on in these reports about ‘health scares’.

Firstly, there are the various professional bodies – psychiatrists, radiographers, nurses, etc – who are seeking increased pay and improved conditions for members. This group also includes particular medical specialisms who are jostling for positions with regard to the allocation of funding grants.

Secondly, there is BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs which is, as we have seen since before 2014, hostile to Scottish independence (since it is an arm of the UK state) and also hostile to public services and redistribution of power.

The BBC is using these ‘professional’ groups and their credibility amongst the population to help sow seeds of discontent about the performance of the SG. And, since they are not daft, the professional bodies are using the BBC and other friends in the media to promote their cases, which as with all such bodies, including trade unions and businesses, are arguing for sectional interests against the general public good.

Of course, it is likely that some amongst the professional bodies are also hostile to independence and redistribution of power and are happy to ride both horses. Similarly, it is likely that there are those within BBC News and Current Affairs, who have family and friends amongst these professional groups and are quite prepared to boost the cause – but not, of course, the cause of the appalling ‘worker’ trade unionists who are holding the country to ransom.

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

3 thoughts on “Behind Reporting Scotland Down’s endless health scares

  1. Services like the NHS, Police and Railways/Transport are easy targets for the Unionists and their allies the MSM. No matter how well they perform there will always be the opportunity to do even better, each service will demand more finance. So no matter how good and efficient they are our opponents will always ignore that or play it down, while highlighting far and wide any perceived weaknesses, this is the nature of the war we fight. Fortunately we can fight back, the independence movement is social media savvy and we should use it to our advantage, also we ‘have the streets’ we have the people who will get out there and talk to the voters, push leaflets through letterboxes, have stalls in the high streets. We have a positive and realistic vision for an independent Scotland. If we stay united, stay strong, stay campaigning we will win this war.


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