Marr this morning:
A third of Scottish deaths have been in care homes. That’s a lot more than than in England and Wales. Why?
The FM was too polite for my taste in refusing to say the English figures are inaccurate. Then Marr went on to select the GMB rant to throw at her.
Marr knows damn fine the answer and thus his question was in the lowest grade of tabloidism. Ironically, he had earlier in the show used the FT/ONS report suggesting deaths in England & Wales were probably double those being reported and that, inevitably, most of these would be from care homes.
As for the GMB rant, it’s just a rant from a lifetime SNP-hater and Labour loyalist. No figures, no evidence and language borrowed from Boris Johnson.