Not much reported but in the small print of the BBC report clearing Andrew Marr of bias just because he used the wrong data to lie to viewers, is a requirement that he and his staff get help.
Again, not reported in the media, but Talking-Up Scotland’s chief statistician has got the contract to provide the help. Being either lazy or just smart, he has simply been forwarding readily available UK Gov stats to the Marr team.
Here are the latest:
So the infection rate over the last seven days has been nearly 4 times higher than in Scotland, in Wales, nearly twice as high in Northern Ireland and 3 times as high in England.
And, the infection rate over the whole pandemic has been nearly twice as high than in Scotland, in Wales and more than 50% higher in Northern Ireland and in England.
That should be easy enough to get.
I suppose that leaves one big question, why?
The weather? Our diet? Our NHS? That SNP Government?
I know, the UK’s broad shoulders? We stole their PPE?
Nope, no good.