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.