Surely the PM or the Queen ‘leads’ the tributes

Last night the PM and the Minister for Transport responsible for this reserved matter, Grant Shapps, were the go-to-guys.

The PM led the tributes last night but by this morning, the Herald chooses this image of the FM.

I know I’m skirting ground where accusations of paranoia will pile in but readers will know that there has been a longstanding tendency for images of Scottish Government politicians to appear with stories of ‘crises’ in hospitals, schools and in policing while English and Welsh media never politicise these stories and use images of hospital building, school buildings and police vehicles. I won’t give too many examples now but can dig them out easily. You might remember these:

When the PM, the UK Minister for Transport, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and HM Chief Inspector of Railways have made tributes, why is the FM chosen to have led? I know it’s in Scotland but, in our loyal media, it’s rare for her to be leading those folk, isn’t it?

5 thoughts on “Surely the PM or the Queen ‘leads’ the tributes”

  1. They’re purposefully framing and re-framing stories to associate the FM in particular and her colleagues with negative stories and events. So in connection with this catastrophic fatal accident, they show the photo of the train wreckage alongside a picture of the FM and bang the job’s done: they associate the FM with the accident creating the impression that she or the Scottish Government are responsible in some unstated way.
    The Herald rag is a committed exponent of this technique.

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  2. O/T.
    I note with interest that students in England are having the same problems as in Scotland but nothing from Labour about having a no confidence vote Williamson,come on Stammer follow Leonard,a pair of hypocrites.


  3. Network Rail are responsible for the maintenance of the rail network. Westminster not the Scottish Government are responsible for Network Rail.

    The BBC have not reported this,
    You can inform them of where the responsibility lies by texting to 80295


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