Watching ITV (not STV) News tonight I was shocked to see Scotland’s senior politician being grilled over the well-intentioned issue of mobile phones to prisoners during the pandemic, because 728 out of 7 600, less than 10% were hacked so that they could be used for illegal activities.
Hands up if you think anything electronic in this world is unhackable? No, me neither.
That’s not the point, however. Here’s the point. Why is the FM being dragged in to this? Why not the head of the prison service or the minister directly involved in managing the scheme?
Try googling: England prison scandal crisis Prime Minister.
I did find the Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart, answering questions about the state of English jails in a 2018 Guardian report. No picture. No TV interrogation. Absolutely no Boris.
Try: BBC Wales prisons minister.