Tim ‘nice’ but dim?

Again, in today’s briefing a ‘Scottish’ reporter is clearly more aware of the UK minister’s statements about England than he is about what is happening where he is based. Tim Backshall asks:

ITV News reported concerns within the UK Government that if the 6 person rule doesn’t start to make a difference in the next two weeks then tougher restrictions may be needed. Is that your assessment here in Scotland?

So, is Tim following the Scottish media, the Scottish Government’s announcements? Like so many, he seems to think like a foreign correspondent who can only see Scotland in the mirror of England.

Then there’s that question. The First Minister is less polite with this more experienced male reporter. Pulling a face and making an exasperated noise, before saying:

It’s kind of a statement of the obvious that if what we are doing now doesn’t work to stem the increase in the virus, we’ll have to think about doing other things.

NEEEXXXTTT!!!!!

4 thoughts on “Tim ‘nice’ but dim?”

  1. How about Scottish universities

    Here is the confusing advice given by St. Andrews university to new students

    “Do not attend or organise large social gatherings or parties. Socially, no more than 8 people may gather inside, no more than 15 outside, from no more than 3 households.”

    Click on “ what do I need to know” to see it

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/

    The link from their website to more information takes you to the gov.uk website and not to the Scottish govt website

    Here is the Scottish govt advice

    https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/seeing-friends-and-family/

    Meeting others: indoors and outdoors
    No more than 6 people in total (from a maximum of 2 households) may meet at any time in such settings, except as explained below.

    Other Scottish universities are doing the same
    Referring people to the gov.uk website where advice and rules about social distancing differ from those in Scotland

    Why ?

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  2. How about our Scottish universities

    Here is the confusing advice given by St. Andrews university to new students

    “Do not attend or organise large social gatherings or parties. Socially, no more than 8 people may gather inside, no more than 15 outside, from no more than 3 households.”

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/

    Click on “ what do I need to know” to it
    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/
    The link from their website to more information takes you to the gov.uk website and not to the Scottish govt website

    Here is the Scottish govt advice

    https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/seeing-friends-and-family/

    https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/seeing-friends-and-family/

    Meeting others: indoors and outdoors
    No more than 6 people in total (from a maximum of 2 households) may meet at any time in such settings, except as explained below.

    Other Scottish universities are doing the same
    Referring people to the gov.uk website where advice and rules about social distancing differ from those in Scotland

    WHY ?

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  3. Its not Tim(othy Leary), then?

    You know–“think for yourself and question authority”.

    Nope, this “Tim” seems to be following orders from “The Man”.

    Scotland should “turn on, tune in, drop out”—of the YooKay that is!

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  4. I checked the University of St Andrews coronavirus section on their web site and found numerous links and references to the Scottish Government guidance and a link to NHS inform on every page.

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/coronavirus/

    The advice on gatherings is out of date but again students are told to keep a check and familiarise themselves with Scottish Gov guidelines and check on their emails etc for updates so presumably ithe specific guidance given on that page about gatherings will be updated soon.

    I also checked the web sites for the Universities of Stirling, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. All refer specifically to the Scottish Gov guidelines and NHS inform. Several make the point specifically that it is the Scottish Gov guidelines that apply. Mention is also made of the Test and Protect system and the Protect Scotland app.

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