Former Labour spin doctor uses unreliable death statistics to shame her own country

In the Scotsman today, by former Labour speech writer and spin doctor, Gina Davidson:

The latest statistics from the National Records of Scotland, which includes deaths where coronavirus is suspected but not confirmed as no test was carried out, place Scotland third worst in the world for the number of Covid-19 deaths for every million people. With 4,000 deaths from a population of 5.454 million people, the rate of coronavirus deaths in Scotland has reached 733 for every million, behind England on 767 and Belgium on 842. The UK as a whole has the second worst record with 614 deaths for every million people.

What’s the problem? The Scottish data are unconfirmed and English data are faked.

On May 28th, the FT using the far more objective excess mortality figures reported that the UK had registered, then, 59 537 more deaths than usual since the week ending March 20th.

This would suggest 893 deaths per million, the highest in Europe. The figure for England alone will be even higher.

Also missing from the Scotsman:

SHOCK: Covid-19 mortality rate IN Scottish hospitals HALF that of UK average

6 thoughts on “Former Labour spin doctor uses unreliable death statistics to shame her own country

  1. We are in full-on propaganda mode now.
    In my greenhouse this morning and tuning into something to listen to—Radio Scotland has Lord BaronJack McConnell and Radio 5 had Nicky Campbell (I’m British, not Scottish) waffling on about the Tories trying to change the 2 metre rule in England.
    As a wee aside, Campbell mentioned the care home figures for Scotland —“some people might consider them a scandal”.
    Aye, but none of them should be proper journalists.

    I found something else to listen too.

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  2. Yes watching RS the other night (by mistake I should add… my wife’s fault) the economic outlook was equally bleek the only thing missing was the brushwood rolling across the screen to complete that sense of abject desolation and despair.

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  3. Hi John,I have just listened to you on Unchained Media Scotland oh how I liked it,you have really set the cat among the pigeons,watch your back they will all be after you now with made up smears and innuendo.
    I wonder if Lisa will have the gall to sue you for saying she told lies,or Tory Murray and I like the way you describe Carlaw.
    Keep it up and the blog is great .

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