On the 27th December, the only story for BBC UK was Scotland’s record level infection rate on Boxing Day, of 11 030 new cases up from 8 252 on Xmas Day.
‘Delayed over the festive period’, according to the Guardian only today, 28th:
Covid cases in England reached a new high of 113,628 on Christmas Day and 1,281 people were admitted to hospital – the highest daily figure since mid-February.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/27/uk-reports-daily-figure-of-98515-new-covid-cases
Why delayed in England but in full public view in Scotland? So that Javid could claim the evidence for new measures wasn’t yet there?
On Xmas Day, all being equal, England might have expected 82 520 cases but had 113 628, 38% higher.