In a typically blinkered report, the obvious responsibilities of the universities themselves for creating these mass covid outbreaks and the obvious similarities with outbreaks across England were ignored in an attempt to ambush the Education Secretary and to blame to Scottish Government for events they had little part in.
The universities are autonomous institutions. They decided to pressurise first-year students into taking up residence on campus and allowed ‘fresher‘ events, though they had known for some time that classes would be online because they wanted the money they get from exorbitant accommodation fees of around £700 per month. Why were senior university staff not questioned?
Exactly the same thing has been happening in England yet Keir Starmer, unlike Richard Leonard or Ruth Davidson or BBC Manchester for example, has not accused the UK Government of a failure to prepare.
The student above was interviewed two days before and said:
I do think they are just trying to make money off us being in halls and they knew this was inevitably going to happen.
She clearly meant the university management then. Why does she now blame the government? Was she groomed by the BBC Scotland reporter?
The parallels with the care home deaths coverage is self-evident.