Auditor General shoots Gordon Brewer down and describes work of Scottish Government as astounding, fantastic!

Today, the outgoing Auditor General for Scotland, Caroline Gardner, was pounced on by Gordon Brewer, in a frantic effort to get her to say something bad about the Scottish Government. I feared he might manage given her previous reporting but covid-19 has changed her.

At the end, he pulled out his Jackson Carlaw-inspired big fib but she was having none of it.

After trying to soften us and her up with praise for the NHS hospitals, he tried this:

But others….you sort of get the impression that ministers have been pulling at strings with nothing attached to the ed of them. Organising PPE. It may have happened eventually but it took ages,much longer than anyone expected. TESTING! We’re still only doing a fraction of the testing that would be needed….

He rambled angrily on as she waited disdainfully before saying:

Im sure there will be lessons to be learned from this BUT ACTUALLY, on balance I agree with the first part of your question (on the hospitals). I think the way the Scottish Government and public services have responded has been astounding. As well as the examples you’ve highlighted, we’ve seen homeless people taken off the streets. We’ve seen vouchers to children who would have received school meals to ensure they continue being fed. All of that is fantastic and we should learn from it.

He won’t.

16 thoughts on “Auditor General shoots Gordon Brewer down and describes work of Scottish Government as astounding, fantastic!

  1. “Too much Gordon Brewer is bad for your health”.

    This public mental health warning may or not be real, but I adhere to it as much as possible.

    Therefore I did not witness this evisceration of our Estuary English pompous fool. But pricking a bubble, especially an over-inflated bubble, is a GOOD THING!

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  2. I see from a head-line in the Times (of London), that the knives are being sharpened for Dickie Leotard.
    The tiny right wing clique who are now running Scottish Labour, are now purging those who are not True Believers of the One (guess who?).
    Leotard will rue the day he thought he was in a Band of Brothers.
    Blairism is back, though we must learn its new name—Murray Mania.

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    1. Names, please, of the right wing clique running Labour in Scotland. No such thing as Scottish Labour. The Scottish branch of British Labour Party

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  3. Ah! Entertainment from BBC Scotland at last!
    Seeing Brewer handed his arse on a golden platter by, not one, not two but by three intelligent. professional women was priceless. 🙂

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  4. I really wish I could see that, hopefully someone will post it on twitter if poss…the best tactic, use their language, throw it right back at them…
    sounds like C. Gardner did a good job.

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  5. To be honest, given her past track record when I read that Gardiner was on this morning , I gave Brewers Droop a miss.
    Shocked when I read the above……….Great !


  6. Scotland Corona-free by the end of the summer? Wow!

    Scotland Tory-free by the end of 2021! Wowie!

    Scotland UK-free by 2024?

    The joys of being “free”!

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  7. As the segment on Covid-19 started there was a clip showing a couple get on a bus, the bloke was wearing a union jack round his neck as a face covering.

    Of all the people getting on a bus the BBC just happened to be filming when a gent with a U J round his neck got on.

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      1. In a street near us, one of the millioanire row ones, there’s a huge flagpole, with huge butchers apron hung from it…it’s only been there since lockdown, reckon Britnats that came to ‘isolate’ in Edinburgh…not sure if it’s legal when not a gov building, it looks gross anyway.

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      2. Maybe they feel under siege Artty Getty, the relief column should reach them in a couple of weeks if we can’t close the border.

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      3. The difference between a “Hetty” and a “Getty”?

        Between $100 million and a $billion, at a rough guess.


  8. Is there some law against the BBC ever getting the facts right?

    On the BBC UK News online today:


    This is a dire warning about the UK having to go back into lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

    Same page, two sets of photos further down:


    So we’re not talking about the UK at all then. In fact, if you’ve watched the TV news today, we’re not even talking about England but about tiny pockets of ‘spikes’ in , for example, in two districts of Leicester.


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