BBC Scotland will be reporting this all day today.
..by the union sat they’d be willing to take industrial action and more than half say they’d be likely to leaved the NHS.
The BMA has around 154 000 members across the UK. BMA Scotland membership is not listed but can be assumed to be around 15 to 16 000.
According to the Daily Record, the sample was 3 100 in Scotland. Leaving aside any doubts about how real that is, it represents only 20% of members in what is a self-selecting sample.
So that ‘half planning to leave‘ is only 10% of members and the three-quarters up for action is only 15%.
The BBC websites are not reporting this story. It’s another Reporting Scotland/Good Morning Scotland editorial choice based no doubt on an approach by the BMA to friendly contacts at Pacific Quay.
The BBC does have editorial guidelines requiring it to report accurately and to check sources but when a trade union survey can be made to look bad for the Scottish government, that never happens.