Early this his morning and to be repeated throughout the day, we heard:
Scottish airport passengers should be tested for coronavirus on their arrival at the airport instead of facing a two-week isolation period. That’s what Scottish Labour is calling for. They’re also proposing a follow-up test at home. The party also wants ministers to agree a specific support package for the aviation sector.
Astonishing! It’s clear that testing at the airports is unreliable due to the incubation period of the virus. Telling people they do not not need to self-isolate after returning from places where the pandemic is now surging is irresponsible. A follow-up test? Horse, stable, bolted?
Why is this the headline story? Is a call from the Labour HQ shed enough to just push their cynical idea to the front?
As for further support for the aviation sector. Is Scottish Labour so value-flexible now that they want to throw taxpayers money at huge corporations in the hope that some air-headed voters might think the annual trip to El Morron (nr Benidorm) is back on?
Get your cheap holiday in other people’s misery, with Scottish Labour.
Not finished, we get:
Campaigners with relatives living in care homes are to stage a socially distanced protest outside the Scottish Parliament today calling for closer access to their loved ones. Care Home Relatives Scotland say residents are suffering physically and mentally because families can no longer provide the companionship they could before the pandemic.
I can’t find Care Home Relatives Scotland anywhere. They don’t seem to have a website. How has the Reporting Scotland editor applied the BBC guidelines on checking sources with this one?
I claim no expertise here but as infection levels climb should we not be doing our very utmost to keep it out of the care homes, this time?
In what was only a two-minute insert in BBC Breakfast and between these two reports contradicting Scottish Government efforts to control the virus, we heard that ‘some teachers‘ were unhappy with John Swinney.
Two minutes, three reports challenging Scottish Government policies – these stories did not choose themselves.