BBC Reporting Scotland’s opening screens both tell a lie for dramatic effect and to distort the level of responsibility one man could have had for a problem with its roots in the Thatcher regime’s destruction of communities in Scotland’s industrial heartlands, forty years ago, and which was neglected by those ‘lodgers in power’, Scottish Labour, over the same period.
The BBC website actually tells a more truthful story than those Britnats in broadcasting:
In a statement, Mr FitzPatrick said he had spoken to the first minister and agreed to leave government. He said the “most heart-breaking and difficult problems” he faced as public health minister were the harms and deaths caused by drug use. “As the minister responsible for this area I, ultimately, take my responsibility,” he added. “It is clear that my presence as a minister will become a distraction, when we should be focused on achieving the change we need to save lives.” Ms Sturgeon thanked the Dundee City West MSP and added: “While the time has now come to make a change in the public health brief, no-one should doubt Joe’s hard work, dedication and sincerity.
No one, outside of Colonial Quay, mentioned firing or sacking.
Even the Herald just stated the facts:
Once more, I’m feeling a bit sick.