The Scotsman: Maybe I should just leave it alone now?

Man Eating Rat

It’s now two weeks since the Scotsman generated over two days the most appalling heap of rancid anti-SNP propaganda. I wrote to the editor to complain but he has not responded:

Today, they’re in full septic flow again with Brian Wilson leading the scurry with a disgraceful attack on hospital staff, the First Minister and Professor Sridhar.

Joining his pals in the Scottish Conservatives he has only personal insults to throw at a highly-esteemed academic whose advice is sought by many governments. We’re lucky to have her but somewhat cursed by his presence.

Ignoring as he must, as his argument collapses if he does not, the fact that we know for certain now that agency staff, not discharged patients, spread the virus in care homes, he contemptuously ignores the clinical decisions by professionals to discharge patients in their interest. Having written these responsible professionals out, he then accuses the First Minister of not knowing what was going on. Did Labour health ministers know what doctors were doing daily, exercising their professional judgement?

Then we have former Jack McConnell aide Susan Dalgety reminiscing fondly about the good old days of the Empire and the achievements of the UK Labour Party. She remembers fondly us standing side by side in the two ‘great’ wars, when millions died in agony and communities were shattered, in a first fought for the interests of the rich and powerful and in the second to clear up the mess made by those same greedy elites.

As for the achievements of the UK Labour party, that will be the extreme poverty and inequality barely changed after decades of unchallenged power in Scotland, the removal of the House of Lords, the abandonment of Imperial military adventures and the closure of the attainment gap in schools? No? Something else? A lordship for your former boss? Yay!

In the Letters Page, they should rename it Scotland in Union Opinions, two of their regular covert team appear, Allan Sutherland loving Michael Gove’s intervention and Hugh Pennington, the apparent inheritor of Alexander Fleming’s mantle.

I need to go and shower.

5 thoughts on “The Scotsman: Maybe I should just leave it alone now?”

  1. Allan Sutherland—isnt he the ONE who led the election campaign to oust Ian Blackford? With some obscure right-wing Lib Dumb-o, and lots and lots of unfounded smears?
    Who gets his rants into newspapers all over Scotland, but has yet to change even one opinion in his favour.

    Scotland should have a Mount Gushmore, where Sutherland, Wilson, Wark, Smith, Gordon et al should be chiselled out the rockface (two-faced and looking both ways—but ALWAYS facing into the wind) just as they try to chisel us, and our children, out of a normal future.

    The problem? We would need a mountain range to get them all in, and it would frighten the weans for years to come.

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    1. The Propaganda never went away, and now it’s blatant, these nasty far right wing oppressive rags are saying, F you Scotland!

      Don’t let them get away with it, some do believe their lies they wouldn’t d it otherwise.
      Scotland is up against a monster, the English government, their dodgy pals around the globe, and the so called media.

      It won’t ‘die’ but we can expose the toxic media in Scotland, even though EngGov refuse to allow Scotland any broadcasting powers, they are not daft!


  2. What a sad lot they are – no respect for their own country or countrymen . Are they ”Taking the king’s shilling ” or do they really think so little of their fellow countrymen ? Whatever the reason they are clearly a dying breed , but like the dinosaurs before them do not have the intellect to realise this .

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  3. As I wrote on Facebook earlier, there is no limit to the self-delusion of these superannuated politicians – all of them living on pensions paid from the public purse.  Alistair DarlingGordon BrownBrian WilsonJack McConnell  We owe them nothing. Certainly not respect. A look back at their records shows that. life for the poorest Scots did not improve in their time in government. Their time is over. 

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