Fresh from adding Brian Taylor and Lord Dunlop, Architect of the Poll Tax, to their roster, the Herald appoint a new Farming Correspondent, who grew up on a farm outside Ayr:
Here she is recently grinning at Ruth Davidson, not an easy thing to do:
More importantly Taylor launches with reporting we have little to smile about.
First, the headline. The SNP has politicised the pandemic. Did she miss Boris starting off with suggestions that NHS Scotland was not resilient before offering to send in the troops while Scotland did the right thing by its care home residents or suggesting we’d have no vaccines at all if it wasn’t for the Union?
Then we get this again:
The Scottish Government’s handling of the pandemic in the early stages was also abysmal. The care home scandal saw patients discharged into homes to free up space in hospitals for coronavirus patients.
Do I need to answer that? She must know that research study after research study has revealed the role of agency staff in triggering the outbreaks.