Only ten days after thoroughly grilling Douglas Ross when he cunningly exploited the words of a National Farmer’s Union representative, to attempt to conceal the very real fact that he had voted against a parliamentary amendment designed to protect food standards in imports to the UK, BBC Scotland’s Gary Robertson has had a wee go at Liam Kerr.
On the matter of the UK Government’s apparent readiness to breach international law, announced yesterday, Robertson asked:
Is that a bill you can support?
Kerr attempted to wriggle out of answering on the grounds that it was somehow not within the competence of the Scottish Parliament but Robertson came back with
But the Government breaching international law would concern you as Justice Secretary, surely?
Kerr would not answer.
What is happening here? Is BBC Scotland just attempting to deflect criticism by letting us have one apparently on our side, at times?