Former health correspondent, Helen mcCardle, now tourism correspondent, leaves me confused on this on. She opens with that 8% above and then:
Passengers on just 19 of the 247 flights landing at Scotland’s major airports next week will be subject to hotel quarantine, leading to fears that new Covid variants will continue to be imported. The Scottish Government is taking a tougher line than the UK Government by demanding 10-day supervised quarantine in hotels for all international arrivals, rather than the 33 ‘red list’ countries.
19 out of 247 is 7.7% but then we hear that, next week, Aberdeen has only 10 international flights next week, all from safely suppressed Norway, Glasgow has NONE and Edinburgh has only 9. So, that 19 ‘landing at Scotland’s major airports?‘ 100%?
Where are the other 228 landing? Prestwick? No, read on:
Aha! I get it now, Helen. You want Scotland to declare UDI and, in an instant, make all those flights ‘international‘ by definition.
Then, that opening sentence will be clear to readers.
What about the headline?
Calls for Scotland’s air border with England to be closed!