Today, after much revealing of rubbish heaps across Edinburgh and with the odd reference to ‘the Council’ but none to its Labour leadership, Reporting Scotland persuaded the First Minister to come on and thus be associated with the mess, in many viewers’ minds.
Neither Labour Council leader Cammy Day nor Anas Sarwar were interviewed:
When you then look at the coverage of the refuse workers strike in Glasgow 2021, you’ll see references to the SNP and to Nicola Sturgeon as the reports portray the problem entirely as one of the SNP’s making.
Then, look at the coverage of the Edinburgh dispute today and note the absence of Labour or of Sarwar. Indeed, the Herald even attempts to blame the SNP!