BBC Wales has no time for the likes of Jackie Baillie

There’s not a word of criticism of NHS Wales nor, for that matter, of the Labour Government in Wales, presumably responsible for managing NHS Wales, for its staffing and other resources. Whose to blame? The public of course.

But in Scotland:

In quite a reserved account, with the BMA onside and no rants from Ross or Alex C Hamilton but only from Scottish Labour, once again revealing her contrast with that nice Mark Drakeford:

Scottish Labour’s health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie added: “The health secretary is detached from reality if he thinks the biggest problem here is crowds of people desperate to spend 12 hours sitting in A&E for no good reason.

“Of course we need to use our common sense, but imposing harsh restrictions at A&E without improving access to other services in the system will only pile on the pressure elsewhere in our over-stretched health service.”

For the growing evidence on BBC Scotland’s bias revealed by BBC Wales’ lack of it, see:

5 thoughts on “BBC Wales has no time for the likes of Jackie Baillie

  1. It’s hard to believe how differently BBC Scotland operate compared to any of the other nations and regions. I guess they are led by their editors and managers – as well as “(westminster) government policy”.
    There appears to be a wee bit of a storm about a young people’s lifestyle survey at the moment. I took a few minutes to update the BBC in case they are looking for some common sense expertise rather than “outraged gammon”. Really disappointing to see ALBA jumping onto a fundamentalist hobby horse.

    Anyway – this is what I emailed to BBC Scotland ………

    WRT –

    “The moral panic over this issue has been around for at least 4 decades. Your occasional guest on Shereen’s show, Martin Raymond will be well aware of all the challenges.

    These surveys have been going on in Scottish schools for at least 30 years and the information they provide have guided many different health services focused on preventing harm to young people. Whether it is smoking, drinking, drugs or sex – it is so important to know what kind of services to provide and tailor them accordingly.

    World expertise back in the 1980s was at Edinburgh University, with research funded regularly by the then Scottish Office (Tory led and Labour led).

    The fundamentalist churches were oppositional from time to time, but the vast majority of folk appreciated that whilst such studies are very sensitive, they are very valuable.

    The key researcher at the time was a Dr Candace Currie, now Professor. I don’t know her, but heard her speak at conferences back in the last century!

    I think she’d make a great guest for you if she’s willing – so I’ve appended her contact details below.

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  2. Alas, Big Jackie. Out of her depth in the shallow end.
    As usual!
    Common sense makes nae sense to her at all.
    Why should someone with a sprain or a scrieve clog up A&E?
    A service for emergencies?

    I knew a man who went to A&E because he couldn’t breath when he was doing up his laces.
    “Yer too fat, son”. That is why ye canny breath” said the busy lady doctor.
    “Whit”? “I’ll be putting in a complaint”.

    He had to move smartish, before she decked him.
    A true story.

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    1. Same man:-
      He was going to the shops, and asked his nephew (who was living with him) if he wanted anything.
      “Yes, Uncle Tommy, a can of lynx”.
      He was handed a tin of sausages.

      Same man:-
      He was on his works bus, and passing the dam at Ochiltree, shouted:-
      “Look, look, there’s a flamingo”!
      It was, of course, a heron.

      Ans so on……………………………………

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      1. G, it Sounds like those stories would make a good addition to ‘Munguin’s republic’ WP site, ha ha!!

        BBC bias knows no bounds they are after all under the control of the English government, meaning totally anti SNP and anti Scotland’s democratically elected government. We could complain until blue in the face, and it would make not one iota of difference to the constant anti SNP propaganda from BBC England’s branch office at pacific quay in Glasgow. The message is getting through to more and more people in Scotland, slowly slowy catchy monkey, drip drip the facts and info Prof. 🙂

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