In this morning’s Reporting Scotland insert at 08:28am:
The First Minister will update parliament on the Covid situation later, with face mask in schools expected to be one of the matters in her statement. The Scottish Conservatives have been calling for an end to face coverings in secondary schools but last week Nicola Sturgeon said caution was prudent. Here’s our political reporter Jenni Davidson: ‘Last week, the First Minister said we may be close to the time when face coverings no longer need to be worn in the classroom, but we had not reached that stage yet. Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government’s advisory subgroup on education would meet again to consider the issue.https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone
In the previous evening, Reporting Scotland, told us of the giant teacher union, the EIS, opposing the quick end to face mask wearing in classroom. Why was that, even briefly, not relevant to the above report? Might it have weakened the Scottish Cons’ position and strengthened that of the FM?
Given the very recent reporting on the EIS, this is, at best, a strange omission.