The Herald’s Helen McArdle, not for the first time neglects to point the finger accurately leaving casual readers to associate a failure of the UK Government with one of the SNP Government.
She’s missed ‘UK’ before ‘politicians’ in the headline and in the text we don’t see what I’ve added in brackets:
What do you [the UK Conservative Government] do if you’ve left your country’s [the UK’s] borders open to variants, squandered £37 billion on a [UK] test and trace system [for England] with “no clear evidence” that it has cut infections [in England], and consistently failed to ensure that vulnerable people have the financial support to self-isolate? You could hold your hands up, accept the criticism, and rectify the situation.
McArdle goes on to somehow drag Jason Leitch into this blame game. I’ve checked. He has not mentioned vaccine hesitancy ‘among deprived neighbourhoods and ethnic minorities‘, as far as I can see.
Wool? Eyes? Not pulled over, I hope.