SNP and worries and worries and worries and…

In BBC Breakfast’s Reporting Scotland insert at 06:24, we hear that the SNP want ‘EU nationals to be automatically allowed to to stay in the UK’ then this image:

Wait, those are illegal migrants from Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan. Oooh does that SNP want to just let anyone in? Without having to register!!! Well if they won’t protect our borders, perhaps Douglas Ross will?

They’ll say it’s an innocent mistake under time pressure. We don’t understand life in news studio.

This is the scene setter for a short but intensive downer for viewers on life in Scotland under the SNP, flagged in the opening words as responsible.

After a brief comment on a future UK Covid-19 public inquiry, it’s back into the gloom:

….of 64 days of learning time during the pandemic. That’s more than a third of the usual 190-day school year. It is. 64 times three would be 192. Well done boys and girls. Scottish Labour clearly didn’t feed them that one.

The research was from London School of Economics and Exeter University. This is an exclusive to Reporting Scotland and the Scotsman only. No other BBC branch is reporting it. Not BBC London nor BBC Devon.

And then, seconds later:

It’s another Reporting Scotland exclusive just for the older, scared No voter. Based on a survey, undisclosed sample size, by an insurance company asking no doubt leading questions about being worried. Nowhere else is reporting this. The editor picked it out or Monica Lennon emailed them about it.

And then one minute later:

…..severe shortages of materials, price hikes, too few drivers, global downturn and demand from customers outstripping supply!

Wait, demand? A thriving economy then, no?

And now the weather! Unlike the news, mixed.

18 thoughts on “SNP and worries and worries and worries and…

      1. “WoS did his best to rubbish her.”

        You know, I’m beginning to think that’s the main criterion for judging a member of the SG to be doing a good job!

        BTW, didn’t WoS retire? Or is he going to in a bit? I don’t know much about him, but he comes across as a cross between Tony Blair and Frank Sinatra…

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      2. Wings Over Scotland, a political blog run by “The Rev” Stuart Campbell, a once interesting indy campaigner who lost the plot and slipped his trolley.

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  1. BBC Radio Scotland After 7.30am who are you supporting . . . The English team and manager are so nice. . . . Aberdeen Harbour development are applying to Westminster for funding (Scot Gov. Not mentioned) . . . . Then Just before 8am . . In goes the attack. . . . A mother telling how Nicola Sturgeon has personally refused to supply a miracle drug for son. . . (A child in Wales and one in England are getting it) . . . The drug hasn’t been cleared for use in UK, the body that does this is based in England.
    After 8.30 shortages of building materials due to Covid and Brexit. . . . UK gov responsible for Brexit. . . So this article kept back till after 8.30 when most work has started.

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    1. ‘Aberdeen Harbour development are applying to Westminster for funding (Scot Gov. Not mentioned) ‘

      For more, background information, from the Scottish Government on 17 July 2017 (https://www.gov.scot/news/aberdeen-harbour-expansion/)

      ‘The First Minister has welcomed news that Scottish Enterprise will contribute £11.7 million towards Aberdeen Harbour’s £350 million expansion, supporting the creation of 2,300 jobs by 2026.

      ‘SE funding is in addition to support from the European Investment Bank, which is providing a loan of up to £175 million, and support of up to £11 million from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils via Aberdeen City Region Deal. Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour Colin Parker said: “This funding is immensely significant”.’

      Of course the City Region Deal is co-funded by the Scottish and Westminster governments.

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      1. For interest, about the European Investment Bank (referred to in my earlier comment) and losing access to its lending due to Brexit. It’s from the House of Lords European Union Committee 25th Report (31 January 2019).

        “The European Investment Bank (EIB) has been active in the UK since 1973, during which time it has lent more than €118 billion to key infrastructure projects. This has included funding for major energy projects, transport, water and sewerage, higher education and housing.

        “Under the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will, over a period of 12 years, receive the €3.5 billion of capital it has paid in to the EIB.

        “However, the UK will not receive any share of the profits that the EIB has accumulated, nor any interest or dividends. Given that this could amount to €7.6 billion, almost 20 percent of the UK’s obligations under the £35–39 billion financial settlement, we regret that the Government has failed to provide an adequate explanation of the position taken in the negotiations.”

        “Losing access to the EIB will have negative consequences for the financing of UK infrastructure. Not only does the EIB offer cheaper and longer-term loans than commercial lenders, but the quality of its independent expertise and due diligence also provides projects with a stamp of approval that crowds in additional private investment.”

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      2. stewartb. “Given that this could amount to €7.6 billion, almost 20 percent of the UK’s obligations under the £35–39 billion financial settlement, we regret that the Government has failed to provide an adequate explanation of the position taken in the negotiations.”

        No worries our free press will be along shortly to explain everything.

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  2. Not mentioned by MSM.

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/hotel-inspector-alex-polizzi-brexit-damage-8118650

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/mobile-phone-roaming-charges-return-thanks-brexit-8091696

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/europe-news/letter-brexit-britain-8112696

    Sorry but you don’t have to read them all,also I don’t know if anyone watched Panorama”I know BBC” the Scots shellfish man not very happy regarding the cost to him.

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  3. This is the BBC punting racism to the early shift, as they are aware that peoples cognitive defenses are lowest at this time of the day. The BBC has form punting racism (see Brexit).

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  4. WoS whose ‘Little Blue Book’ was indispensable during the first Indyref and whose analytical mind the Scottish independence movement can ill afford to lose.

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