Once more Scotland’s media exploit a well-intentioned comment by an SNP minister to call for their head yet, elsewhere in the UK things are different:
The minister is not asked. No heads are called for. There is no suggestion of lives at risk. The media largely side with the health trust.
Again no minister is expected to comment, no heads must roll. There is no suggestion of lives at risk. The media again uncritically supports an appeal by the health trust and notes:
The trust is not the only one to make such a plea. In the past 10 days, hospitals in Worcestershire, Somerset and several London boroughs have urged people to stay away from A&E departments unless absolutely necessary.
There are more, many more:
Not once, is a minister’s head called for. There is no suggestion of lives at risk.
What is happening in Scotland is not news but a campaign.