There’s clearly no limit to how far or how low Common Weal‘s leadership will go to get back at the SNP Government for repeatedly ignoring them.
Six months ago they were pressing for mass testing. So was Jackson Carlaw because he knew it was something easy to nag the SNP about. Who could object to more testing?
Today, someone at Common Weal (The Grand Wizard?) has tweeted gleefully that England are going for it and might get there before Scotland.
Six months after their ‘press’, don’t we know that mass testing isn’t the answer and is probably a waste of resources?
On September 10th, in response to Boris Johnson’s promise of millions of tests a day, the Conversation published an extensive critique. They say:
Unfortunately, mass population testing is a flawed idea in search of science to back it up. It is unlikely to be the solution that sees us out of this pandemic.
That’s quite clear. They’re not offering any ifs or buts there.
The full thing is here: