In the Herald:
SCOTTISH Conservative leader Douglas Ross will call on the UK Government to commit to restarting furlough if a Scottish national lockdown becomes necessary. In a speech tomorrow, Mr Ross will also say that the handling of the coronavirus pandemic has put devolution to the test and “exposed its weakest points.” He will insist the UK Government “must treat Scotland the same way as England”.
In the Daily Record yesterday (31st):
The Government will extend furlough payments at 80% for the duration of the new national lockdown measures in England, Boris Johnson has said. The Prime Minister said, during a Downing Street press conference, that he was sorry about the hardship that businesses have already endured this year. Following his announcement it was confirmed the furlough scheme would be extended for all nations in the UK.
What is the Herald playing at? The Scottish Tories have lots of cash even if some of it smells. Are they buying headline stories now?