Any issue, no matter how single, from a suicide to a hospital build delay to advice on thinking about calling out an ambulance, and Scotland’s SNP health secretaries are subjected to an hysterical, politicised, media pile-on with calls for their heads.
Today, the Herald suggests that Yousaf is absent in some way. I’d say he’s more the victim of stalking these days.
How do I know it’s hysterical and politicised in Scotland? Easy. It doesn’t happen in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, for even the most dramatic of failures in health care.
Remember Matt Hancock, England’s Health Secretary?
Remember these times when massive failure was not connected by media or opposition to him or his head or even his ass?
That’s just three. If you’d like more of the same non-calls for his head, search for: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/?s=Hancock
Try googling ‘Javid resign’ and you’ll only find him choosing to resign as chancellor. As for Jeremy Hunt, he was only once asked to resign, when he was Culture Secretary.
The Northern Irish health secretary, Richard Pengelly, or the Welsh Health secretary, Eluned Morgan? You’ll be lucky to find any mention of them on anything at all far less calls for them to resign.