In its Sunday worst, the Scotsman’s second team comes out to attack the Scottish Government with the popular notion amongs Conservatives that SNP competence is just an illusion.

Garavelli, McColm, and Davidson trot out the same evidence-free arguments we’ve seen before. I can’t be bothered listing all the ways in which they are wrong and how Scotland has done better on the outbreak and on education, so if you’re not already painfully familiar with them, try these:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/08/04/adam-boulton-after-months-of-divergence-scotland-has-done-betteras-even-englands-total-death-rate-pro-rata-reaches-67-higher/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/06/02/scotlands-covid-record-is-not-flattered-ft-and-common-weal-if-you-did-some-research-youd-know-better/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/02/07/attainment-gap-widens-in-england-as-it-halves-in-scotland-but-sarah-smith-lies-again/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/04/01/reality-check-scotlands-schools-better-than-most/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/02/25/attainment-for-scotlands-school-leavers-far-greater-than-in-england/