‘Key difference between the English and Scottish regulations is that the latter puts social distancing on a statutory footing’

From Contrary: Reading through a twitter thread by David Allan Green regarding the emergency powers legislation – note that it is a statutory instrument based on another act (so it is not a stand alone law) and is not indefinite and must be proportionate – but obviously we have to have our own version inContinue reading “‘Key difference between the English and Scottish regulations is that the latter puts social distancing on a statutory footing’”

Sarah Smith asks ‘Will my reporting appear less credible?’

In a longish reflection more about Iraq and Afghanistan, than Scottish politics, and tempting us with a lovely image where we cannot hear her because she is: ‘Kneeling on the sofa with a duvet over my head, curtains closed in the middle of the day‘, Britain’s appointed TV News Commissar in Scotland, Lady Sara Smith,Continue reading “Sarah Smith asks ‘Will my reporting appear less credible?’”

Scotland produced enough renewable energy last year to power all Scottish homes for more than three years

From Time Thrust yesterday: ‘Renewable energy accounted for 90% of all electricity used in Scotland last year, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Government said more electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2019 than ever before – 30 terrawatt hours (TWh), up from 26.5 TWh in 2018. With one year to go until aContinue reading “Scotland produced enough renewable energy last year to power all Scottish homes for more than three years”

PM interrogated on ‘third-world conditions’ in THREE London hospitals!

The above redesigned by BBC Scotland staff From BBC London last night: ‘The deaths of 67 heart surgery patients at a London hospital were probably, most likely, or definitely caused by “significant shortcomings” in treatment, a report has found.The review looked at the cardiac surgery unit at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust betweenContinue reading “PM interrogated on ‘third-world conditions’ in THREE London hospitals!”

Creep Effect or that sinking feeling?

Tom Gordonstoun again, at his his best, which is of course quite creepy too: ‘ONE of Alex Salmond’s defence witnesses at his recent trial has described him as an insecure “creep”. Alex Bell, who was a special adviser to the former First Minister, said Mr Salmond had been cleared of sexual assault charges by effectivelyContinue reading “Creep Effect or that sinking feeling?”

Is this doctor well? Why is BBC Scotland allowing an ill-informed hysterical rant to scare the people?

This anaesthetist is not an infection prevention specialist. There are many of those working across NHS Scotland. None have made such ludicrous claims. The crises in Italy and Spain have little if anything to do with events in hospitals but are the consequence of a failure by politicians to impose restrictions on football events soonContinue reading “Is this doctor well? Why is BBC Scotland allowing an ill-informed hysterical rant to scare the people?”

Scotland keeps persistent child poverty lower than in England or Wales

From the Scottish Government today, a report on the most damaging form of poverty: ‘Persistent poverty identifies individuals who live in relative poverty for three or more ofthe last four years. It therefore identifies people who have been living in poverty for asignificant period of time, which is more damaging than brief periods spent withContinue reading “Scotland keeps persistent child poverty lower than in England or Wales”

Reporting Scotland’s second* Covid-19 dirty trick? Exploiting ONE man’s trauma and faking a wider crisis from it

After the hand cleansers not in right place scandal Here’s the headline claim: ‘We hear about a man with MND left lying on a floor for hours due to a lack of crisis care as his brother self-isolated.’ Here’s the truth of the situation: ‘The local social care partnership said it offered respite care toContinue reading “Reporting Scotland’s second* Covid-19 dirty trick? Exploiting ONE man’s trauma and faking a wider crisis from it”

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