‘Sturgeon’, ‘SNP’ or ‘Scots’, everywhere blamed for making a decision to protect Scots but which inconveniences English holidaymakers. The terms ‘Scottish Government’ or ‘First Minister’ are avoided lest anyone think they might have a legal responsibility and a right to protect Scots.
Surely, BBC Scotland, a public service broadcaster paid for by Scots will offer a Scottish Government perspective?
Nope and their wee Breakfast TV broadcast insert managed 4 negatives on Scottish Government policy , in the space of only 2 minutes before the weather.
And, from this eminent member of the twitterati:
Yes Sir, We Can Boogie@msm_monitor First three stories on first Good Morning Scotland news bulletin this morning. 1. Attack on Scottish Govt pandemic measures by travel agents. 2. Attack on Scottish Govt pandemic measures by Andy Burnham. 3. Attack on Scottish Govt pandemic measures by wedding sector.
Who DO we think WE are? Eh? A First Minister of a devolved government making decisions that might affect non-essential activity in other parts of the UK?
Readers may remember, in previous exits from lockdown, English tourists turned back from Wales, either offended or just confused that Wales wasn’t in England with ‘same rules’ applying. The BBC’s ‘travel expert’ was little different in that colonial mindset:
I’ll stop there but I know you’ll have more examples.