BBC Scotland Editor:
How can we help our viewers understand and comply with the new Covid measures and so save lives? I know, let’s open with threats from pub owners that thanks to Nicola Sturgeon they’ll have to shut their doors for good.
RTE in Ireland don’t do this. They help educate the population in the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the measures, introduced by their elected government, to save lives. It’s almost as if they, RTE, the Government and the people, feel they’re all in it together.
Scotland passed 5 000 deaths yesterday. Ireland has had 2 000. The respective populations are 5.4 and 4.9 million.
Why don’t they see this?
What was that phrase Neil Oliver used? A cancerous presence?