It’s only Richard Leonard, of course.
Combing spinning with his habitual nodding and that head will come off!
Under a bit of temporary pressure, NHS Scotland has hired some staff from a travel agency and a call centre. They have not hired the companies in any way.
It’s no more outsourcing of responsibility than a care home owner hiring agency staff. The care home owner is in charge, totally. We know that Leonard has no problem with that.
He finishes his complaint with:
We need to know how much public money is going into private hands.
We do indeed but we’ll need to investigate some biggies such as the public funds being drained by care home corporations, who pay little or no tax, before we get to this ‘small beer.’
Here’s how the Herald reported the First Minister’s comments:
I see no semantics.