‘Research’ by failed Chancellor and failed Prime Minister, Gordon Brown’s ‘think tank’ drew an angry rebuttal from the First Minister and the National Clinical Director, Professor Leitch, yesterday.
It was good to see after too much polite passivity in the past. No doubt Leitch will be accused of various things by opposition politicians.
The Herald, of course, pounced on the story but there was less media attention than I feel sure Broon would have expected. Is he disappointing them?
A Scottish Government spokesperson was first to describe the report’s findings as ‘false‘ and insisted ‘We find – and therefore isolate – more contacts per case than the rest of the UK which means we isolate more potential cases without the need for testing.’
Leitch repeated the ‘false‘ before explaining to the eejits in Broons’s team: ‘We don’t test every contact because we want that disease out of circulation, we want it in homes, self-isolated. And that’s where we do very, very well.’
At the briefing, when asked about the report the First Minister who got an A in Research Methods, I’m told, said the methodology was clearly flawed because: ‘If you look at the methodology, you can see that it’s flawed, because it would imply that Northern Ireland in recent days has had a detection rate that’s greater than 100%, which is clearly not possible.‘
I’m strangely not up for dissecting these droppings myself. Maybe a reader is in the mood?