On Question Time, on Thursday night, Douglas Ross revealed himself stupid, duplicitous (again) or both, as he claimed that the UK Government had allocated £700 million for business support, thus dwarfing the Scottish Government’s £40 million.
The Finance Secretary corrected him, pointing out that the £700 million was also for health, transport and other things.
Playground style, Ross insisted it wasn’t. Forbes laughed and told him ‘The facts are there.’
The following day at 18.40, BBC Reporting Scotland allowed Ross to repeat his inaccurate claim:
The Finance Secretary was not invited to comment in line with the BBC’s supposed commitment to balance.
Ross, also made a well-worn but wholly inaccurate claim, on QT, that care home deaths had been higher in Scotland. The Truth is here:
This Tory fondness for just lying is well-known: