The opening lines are fine, in the Herald report yesterday:
THE SNP has called for an additional £1.16bn from the Treasury to help with Brexit after Northern Ireland was granted £400m yesterday. The demand from the SNP comes after MPs repeatedly asked UK Government ministers this week why Northern Ireland appeared to be getting “the best of both worlds” when it came to Brexit, with access to the EU single Market as well as the UK, while Scotland did not.
So, who is accusing the SNP? It’s not even Douglas Ross nor is it Alister Jack nor even Colonel Davidson, it’s just a ‘spokesman.’
They don’t make clear how asking for resources to protect the Scottish economy in the face of the impending no deal Brexit crisis is somehow exploiting Northern Ireland but then I don’t suppose they’re familiar with that idea of protecting anything. Exploitation is the Tory style after all.
Even Glenn Campbell has spotted some of the damage that might be done to the folk living in Scotland, including in the Conservative constituencies:
A no-deal Brexit is not without consequences. The introduction of tariffs on many imports and exports and the associated border disruption is one obvious impact. The NHS in Scotland warned this week how that could lead to shortages of medicines and other essential supplies in the early part of 2021. That’s why they are stockpiling, the UK government has secured alternative freight capacity and the Scottish [SNP] government has activated emergency planning procedures.
Maybe Disclosure Scotland could take some time off trying to find a way to accuse the SNP of causing the deaths in private care homes and do a special on potential food and medicine shortages in those same care homes and then accuse the Scottish Conservatives of doing nothing to prevent them? No?