Whose side are you on?

The Scotsman’s decision to side with the UK Minister Grant Shapps and report to its ‘proud’ Scottish readers from his viewpoint, does not surprise. It is after all the home of a pack of frothing anti-SNP commentators, from former New Labour minister Brian Wilson to Tory councillor John McLelland. Scotland in Union’s Professor Pennington will have approved this headline.

BBC Scotland too, seemed likely to come down on the side of the UK government, and did:

Not for the first time, we have to go to an English newspaper to find out what actually happened in Scotland:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/04/no-10-ignoring-coronavirus-advice-say-scotland-and-wales

In the Guardian today:

The Scottish government said the English decision was made before ministers had properly considered data from the government’s Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC). Separately, the Welsh health minister, Vaughan Gething, told the Guardian that data from the JBC on infections in Portugal was “clear” in pointing towards renewed quarantine.

Think about it; The SNP leadership or the the Eton Schoolboys running Westminster. Which group is most likely to be contemptuous of scientists and to want to ‘jump a gun‘ to clear the weekend for some ‘jolly‘ they have planned?

7 thoughts on “Whose side are you on?”

  1. Sad times we live in, where “news” is a manipulated commodity and truth is something you have to search for.
    The “FREE” press has been for years, just a vehicle for the views of the owners, usually right wing propaganda.
    The BBC (funded by us) is supposed to be a neutral news outlet, which asks questions, corroborates its stories, and does not act on behalf of The State, to “manage news”.

    Not for the first time—-SHAME ON YOU, BBC SCOTLAND!

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    1. anandprasad
      Fret not upon Independence we the people shall hold them to account and judgement shall be passed that declares
      That indeed they were acting on behalf
      Of the previous colonial masters and as such the licence to publish is rescinded
      Until a 100 % change of ownership and the associated cheerleaders who aided and abetted them
      For them and their sins there is no atonement EVER
      LET THY FOES KNOW THIS IS THE CASE
      we shall have a Nation to build

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  2. Looks like someone’s keen to demonise Scotland outwith the UK, hmm, I wonder why that might be. Nasty Scotland, goody two shoes lovely friendly England. ‘Don’t be their friend’, classic bullying tactics.

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