Many thanks to our feeder CMac (not the ferry operator) for this one.
In the never-knowingly pro-SNP P&J and buried elsewhere:
A UK Government decision to postpone a joint procurement process left emergency pandemic supplies “depleted” and dependent on extending expiry dates. Our investigation has found Scottish health chiefs privately questioned the move and asked whether it was driven by anything other than cost-cutting. Memos obtained by this newspaper show SNP ministers approved a business case for a £4.23 million investment in vital FFP3 respirators for the nation’s pandemic stockpile back in October 2015.
So, not only did they try to divert supplies away from Scottish care homes in the midst of the crisis, they had previously caused the shortage, in the first place?
I leave readers to come up with a collective noun for those UK Conservatives responsible. Maybe a clever use of the acronym PPE?
Pointless, pointless, every one of them?