A winter crisis in NHS Scotland eh? Given what we know, that Scotland, compared especially to England, has the best-performing A&E departments, significantly more beds, nurses and doctors, all of its hospitals with mortality rates in the expected range and currently with far fewer Covid patients in ICU, BBC England, Wales and Northern Ireland will surely be all over this story too?
Nope. Northern Ireland?
What’s going on BBC Scotland? It’s as if you have a different agenda. To find something that might by association undermine the Scottish Government because if they were successful in gaining independence, that would be the end to your careers.
The long BBC Scotland report makes not one comparison with the performance of the other UK NHS areas. That’s because such comparisons are not helpful, you say? Yet they seem to be on drug deaths or Covid infection levels or unemployment or any any issue where Scotland can be portrayed as doing less well.
Because the SNP Government and its leader can be shown to be consistently superior, including on key moral issues, defenders of the Union have been forced into a proxy war where they find problems in public services and foreground these, with no context of comparison with the rest of the UK.
For more on this long-running proxy war recently, see these:
For a more in-depth account, see: