Only BBC UK sees different Scotland look after its veterans as England drifts further into the dark night of endless Tory rule

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From BBC UK but missed by BBC Scotland today:

A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support.

 And much, much further down:

The charity still receives more than £1m from NHS Scotland and it will continue to take on new cases there and in Northern Ireland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51243098

Needless to say, BBC Scotland have not covered this, just as they have not covered these:

Scotland IS different as it protects unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Different NHS Scotland and Wales reject England’s hostile environment for vulnerable migrant mothers-to-be

It is a matter of life in Scotland and death in England

Only Guardian and Al Jazeera tell us EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain feel safer in Scotland

Scotland drifting away from nasty place as SNP Government launches funeral benefit for those on low income

Scotland IS a different place as its universities offer guaranteed places to care leavers

Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland

Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

Racial hate crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland: Who says we’re not different?

Scottish Muslim students far less likely to report abuse or crime?

Terror de-radicalisation referral rate in Scotland less than one third per capita of that in England

Only in Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’

Scientific evidence that Scots tend to be different from the other groups in rUK?

Who said Scots were not more left-wing than those in the rest of the UK?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.

Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’

Scottish values making oil and gas firms a tad different too?

Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

Published by johnrobertson834

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

12 thoughts on “Only BBC UK sees different Scotland look after its veterans as England drifts further into the dark night of endless Tory rule

  1. Reporting anything positive in Scotland goes against the unwritten BBC Scotland rule – Everything must be reported against a matrix of Essennppeeebad. So all the most trivial shite gets bigger up if somehow, anyhow it can be used to try to bash the current SNP government in Holyrood.
    Keep up the good fight!

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  2. You might also note the 15+ years of EGIP rail programme delivered for Transport Scotland

    Faster train times on several routes – but notably 20% reduction for Edinburgh-Glasgow expresses which are now 8-coach electric vice 6-coach diesel (33% longer trains 35-40% more passenger capacity)

    Whilst on 3 other routes the same new trains replace 2-coach diesels with 3/4-coach electric trains and a 5th route gets 6-coach trains all day vice 3-coach, and displaced diesels means 6-coach vice 4-coach trains on another route.

    Compared to having just 1 slightly fragile 50 mile route London-Brighton we now have 5, 47 to 50+ mile routes between Edinburgh & Glasgow with 15 trains/hr each way, plus extra capacity Inverness-Aberdeen, reopened lines to Alloa, and Tweedbank, Electric trains to Paisley Canal, plans for reopened line to Leven, & new connection past Edinburgh Airport – plus new local trains for Dunbar. All with construction teams kept together, learning & improving, to deliver to time & budget on a portfolio of smaller manageable projects, being planned and prepared into the future – compare this to HS2?

    Oh & when the delivery of the new trains was delayed Scotland’s railway & government secured 10 newly retired electric trains from England for a short-term lease, to plug that gap – the ‘Happy Trains’.

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  3. John, it’s a great pity the National doesn’t give you a daily column or page to fill.

    With exposure, our colonial media and politicians would face ridicule.gavin.weir

    An opportunity lost.

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    1. BBC Scotland are like the three monkeys rolled into one—see, hear or speak no evil about UKANIA.

      Meanwhile the BBC UK-wide output, funded by UK-wide licence fee money, uses only England—- England/Wales stats on news, politics, sport, history etc. All with English presenters (The Hon Sarah being seconded as a pretendy English wumin) using these parochial stats as though they represented us all.
      We only need to see how BBC Scotland portrays our health service and how the BBC portrays the English health service.

      When Boris privatises the BEEB, it need not look north (OK, further north—much further) for succour.

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