Making the national headlines, take three girls (!) just about to start at St Andrews University and it seems they have a wee problem.
The above screen shots have already winged it down to pals and relatives in England. We’re famous mum!!!
How did this get to the BBC? Well, one of the students wants to go to her brother’s wedding in Italy and ‘sought the help of her new MP, Liberal Democrat Wendy Chamberlain, who has raised the issue with Scotland’s health secretary Humza Yousaf.’
Well good, but why is it now with the BBC. I know what happens in a normal MP’s constituency office. The staff may well have written to the Health Secretary but first, they would have investigated with the Italian embassy how the student could provide the evidence. She has it for the jag in Scotland. Presumably there is another record with a health board in England, for the first one? One plus one is? If she can provide these two separate records of a jag in two parts of the UK, there is little doubt the Italian authorities would accept that. If they don’t, her local MP could use her status to go directly to them and not waste time point-scoring with the SNP!
The headline suggests the students have been denied exemption and the subheading says:
Three students have been refused exemption from travel quarantine rules because their vaccination certificates do not show they have had two jabs.
Is there any actual evidence in the report that anything has actually been ‘denied’ or ‘refused’. No, the words only appear once with ‘exemption’only appearing those two times.
Shabby journalism again to try to make that ‘SNP Scottish Government’ look bad. This time, no Douglas Ross but the Lib Dumbs step in for the team.
Who is Wendy Chamberlain MP? Remember this?
As reported on Open Democracy website on November 29, the Liberal Democrats shocked readers and constituents alike when the party presented its campaign literature in North East Fife as though it were the local paper.
It was called North East Fife Gazette, a name which echoes real neighbouring newspaper publications such as Glenrothes Gazette.
Although only a four page publication, it included a section called ’News Comment’ with a quote from Jo Swinson, photographs of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn under a headline ‘The Past’ and images of the Liberal Democrat leader under the phrase ‘The Future’.
The pamphlet also has a small description at the top which claims to be a “Free Local Newspaper covering Cupar, East Neuk, Howe of Fife, Large, Saint Andrews and Tay Bridge” and features a “special report on the best choice as our next MP”.https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1213611/general-election-2019-lib-dem-candidate-north-east-fife-scotland-spt