For the second day running the Herald gives the Scottish Lib Dumbs a platform to show just how liberal and dumb they can be with the facts.
Yesterday, like a well-past-it boxer ACH claimed they were making a come back, the facts, no recovery in the polls despite the collapse of the Cons.
Today, we read, barely able to keep a straight face:
SCOTLAND is facing a “sharp crisis in mental health staffing”, the Lib Dems have claimed, as new figures obtained by the party revealed more than a quarter of senior posts have not been permanently filled.
Freedom of information requests to health boards showed that of 674 full-time equivalent (FTE) consultant psychiatrist posts, 103 were vacant.
Meanwhile 82.5 FTE roles were being filled by locum members of staff – with Lib Dems claiming this meant 27 per cent of positions did not have a permanent staff member in place.https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/23213888.lib-dem-warning-1-4-top-psychiatric-roles-not-permanently-filled/
So, 82.5 of the 103 vacant posts actually have someone doing the work? So, only 3.04% are completely unfilled. So, 97% are being carried out.
82.5 FTE are not on permanent contracts? Because, though with the necessary professional qualifications, they have not yet ‘passed’ a review of competence? Do the Lib Dumb not want that kind of quality control.
And, ‘27 per cent of positions did not have a permanent staff member in place‘ 103 is 27% of 674? We think not. It’s only 15.3%.