In the Guardian today, under the heading, Covid has reduced Scottish independence to a basic question: Sturgeon or Johnson?, David Clegg, has a go at being one of those clever journalists with a long piece on how good a performer the First Minister is before, at the very end, slipping in those same lies, above, about performance.
Once supposed journalist of the year, Clegg ignores the private care-home owners responsibility for the deaths and any PPE shortages, the 99% successful contact tracing system here and the fact that Scotland could not lock down earlier because it had neither the legal right to do so, was pressurised to stay with the fatal 4 Nations approach so popular with arch-Unionists like him and because it does not have the power to borrow the money required for furlough schemes.
The gaze of hindsight has Clegg already judged.
Do the good folk, like Libby Purves, at the Guardian know what they have allowed onto their pages? I guess they haven’t seen examples of Clegg’s typical standard: