In the Herald today:
An SNP MP has been left red-faced after accusing the Scotland Office of spending money on social media advertising during the election period, when they did not do so. A leaked letter, obtained by the Herald, shows the UK Government department has confirmed to the Scottish Affairs committee that it spent nothing on social media adverts during the period of Purdah, despite being accused of doing so by the SNP’s Deidre Brock.
I, of course, cannot ‘prove’ that the Scotland Office, staffed by Tories, have lied here but I bet I’m not the only one twitching.
The Ferret Fact Service checked 74 claims by political parties and politicians. The SNP were fact-checked 36 times, Labour checked for 20 claims, the Conservatives 17 and the Greens just once. The Ferret stated: “The party with the most false claims were the Conservatives, with 70 per cent of claims checked either mostly false, false or FFS. “The SNP had the largest percentage of true and mostly true claims, with 75 per cent of our fact-checks on the party concluding with one of these ratings.
At the Scottish Affairs Committee on 17th September, Alister Kerr repeated:
They’ve presented the case that they were doing a far better job with the virus. That’s despite much higher care home deaths. They claimed there was a prevalence five times higher in England…
He just says what he likes. His research assistants must know these are lies.
From research published by the University of Stirling in August:
Care homes in England experienced the highest increase in excess deaths at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to those in the rest of the UK, according to new research. A study – co-ordinated from the University of Stirling’s Management School – found that care homes in England recorded a 79 percent increase in excess deaths, compared to 66 percent in Wales, 62 percent in Scotland and 46 percent in Northern Ireland.
There’s no need to list all the London Tory lies here; you get the point.
The Tories are systematic liars.