I was only obeying orders from London

With his personal trust rating, in YouGov’s January poll, at only 8% and support for his party leader’s Coronavirus unlocking strategy at only 9% in May, Jackson Carlaw must now deal with two damning exposures of how his party’s handling of the crisis has clearly brought the deadly virus to Scotland in the early days of the outbreak.

While BBC Scotland and the Scottish newspapers have been keen to characterise the outbreak at the Nike Conference on 26 March, and the decision of Public Health Scotland to protect the privacy of the ten or so Scots who attended, as a ‘cover-up’ and as Ian Murray (Con: Morningside) drooled it ‘a catastrophic error of judgement’ by the First Minister, the truth of the matter is now emerging. BBC Scotland Disclosure, with little perspective and even less sensitivity named it Scotland’s ‘Ground Zero.’

First, Dominic Cumming’s sociopathic disregard for the lives of others, including his own elderly parents, as he drove to Durham to have them child-mind for him, with symptoms of the virus, is merely a personal expression of something that will have caused deaths in Scotland. He along with chosen advisers were clearly on an ideological path to apply the herd immunity or eugenics strategy to the UK, accepting that we, our old and weak really, would just have to ‘take it on the chin!’

Ironically, the PM was to discover in an ICU, that he too had a threatening underlying condition – sub-cutaneous fat and not just around his chin.

Cummings attended the SAGE meetings advising the PM. The files remain secret. Why? What terrible Eugenics thing did he say?

This delayed the lock-down by at least one month, perhaps three. Control over lock-down measures was only devolved to The Scottish Government on 25th March yet it was criticised for delay and told by opposition parties, based on academic research, that 2 000 lives could have been saved with an earlier lock-down, which it could not have implemented.

Why has Carlaw never been asked for his views on herd immunity, ‘taking it on the chin’ or the secrecy of SAGE minutes?

He has not tweeted for two days, so we do not know his view on Cummings just as we never heard his views on his leader’s death-dealing Covid policies.

Second, it is now abundantly clear, if there was a ‘Ground Zero’ for this epidemic in Scotland, it also involved aircraft. Research evidence from multiple countries now confirms that thousands of asymptomatic passengers have spread the virus, unchecked by border controls across the globe from Singapore to London Edinburgh.


Indebted to their corporate donors, the Tories have delayed to this day, controlling the arrival of thousands of passengers. Many of these have come into Scotland, including the Nike conference attendees. That the privacy of a handful was protected by Scottish civil servants is not the cover-up here. It is the cover-up by the UK Government of the thousands bringing the virus here because, in this case, the economy came before public safety.

Why has Jackson Carlaw never been asked for his views on the lack of action by the UK Government to stop asymptomatic air passengers bringing the virus into Scotland ?

Why is this not the clever ‘Ground Zero’ headlined story for our media?