Tom Gordon: Holyrood's finances are out of step with the Covid crisis |  HeraldScotland

You’ve seen the picture of the FM today under the headline: Sturgeon refuses to say when she knew patients with Covid put in care homes.

It’s a cheap immature attempt to imply grumpiness using a picture not even taken at the time of the incident being reported. It’s still up:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18681572.sturgeon-refuses-say-knew-patients-covid-put-care-homes/

The text, too, is deliberately misleading, suggesting that:

Ms Sturgeon sidestepped the question

I watched it. She didn’t have to side-step anything. She told Ruth Davidson repeatedly that ministers set policy and highly qualified professionals interpret and enact, daily, in the interests of patients.

No previous ministers, even Tories, expect to know every detail of what thousands of professionals are doing every day – simples?

Gordon knows this. We all know it but still he writes this, in collusion with the opposition parties.

Does the chief senior political editor not choose the picture? It does seem an odd choice given Gordon’s own post-viral look.

Tom Gordon: Holyrood's finances are out of step with the Covid crisis |  HeraldScotland