Tory Councillor pretends to be Scotsman journalist again

McLellan offers his dark knowledge to the Scottish Tories to help them deceive the electorate. McLellan is a real establishment figure: ‘John McLellan has been a City of Edinburgh Conservative councillor since 2017 and was director of communications for the Scottish Conservatives in 2012-13. He has edited The Scotsman, the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland onContinue reading “Tory Councillor pretends to be Scotsman journalist again”

Scotsman headlines but does not inform on practice that is 90 times more common in Tory England

Is a temporary stay in B&B an ‘ordeal?’ How common is this in Scotland relative to other parts of the UK? The Scotsman The Guardian article today does not, of course, present any Scottish breakdown but the Shelter research study from 2018 does: https://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1626466/The_housing_crisis_generation_-_Homeless_children_in_Britain.pdf That more than 9 000 children were in B&B or hostels in EnglandContinue reading “Scotsman headlines but does not inform on practice that is 90 times more common in Tory England”

Concern as Herald misses chance to inform us on Police Scotland success

In the Herald today: COMPENSATION paid out by Police Scotland to staff and the public has hit a new high, nearly doubling in four years to top £3m a year. the Herald can reveal. In 2019, the force paid out £3.31m in damages as a result of 227 claims, up from £1.725m from 250 claims in 2015 and a 65% riseContinue reading “Concern as Herald misses chance to inform us on Police Scotland success”

4 health services but only BBC Scotland allows a Miles Briggs to froth against SNP

As Winter 2019/20 didn’t really bite that much, there was nevertheless widespread chaos across three NHS regions. Strikes by nurses and ‘winter pressures’ caused mass cancellations and abysmal A&E statistics in Northern Ireland and Wales. In England, despite attempts to conceal the awful truth, A&E performance was at ‘third-world’ level in some areas. On average,Continue reading “4 health services but only BBC Scotland allows a Miles Briggs to froth against SNP”

Significant increase in number of Rheumatology Consultants in NHS Scotland under SNP

Thanks to a parliamentary question by Brian Whittle MSP (SCAUP), yesterday, Jeanne Freeman has been able to inform us that there has been a 45.8% increase in the number of Rheumatology consultants working across NHS Scotland. This takes the WTE up from 39.7 in 2006 to 57.9 in 2019. https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20200109.pdf

Massive policing costs for minority party conference not revealed!

In a Freedom of Information response on 3rd January 2020, Police Scotland were prepared to say that they had employed 114 officers over the three days of the Scottish Conservative Branch conference in May 2019. They were not prepared to reveal the cost but judging by the only figures I could find (Cambridgeshire), we’re talkingContinue reading “Massive policing costs for minority party conference not revealed!”

Reader complains to BBC on misreporting of A&E figures

From stewartb: In response to: ‘Boris Johnson’s abundant failure in government as his NHS England A&E waiting time figures for December plummet to new depths below 70%!’, yesterday: I too have no problem with your persistence on this topic. The BBC’s mis-reporting frequently angers (and frustrates) me. The A&E example you reference today was so blatantContinue reading “Reader complains to BBC on misreporting of A&E figures”

Boris Johnson’s abundant failure in government as his NHS England A&E waiting time figures for December plummet to new depths below 70%!

I know some don’t like my pursuit of this theme, but my purpose is not to gloat distastefully but rather to strike back at the moronic accusations of the ‘abundant failures in government’ from the Tories. Readers will know, from this blog, that there is almost no area in which Scotland’s public services do notContinue reading “Boris Johnson’s abundant failure in government as his NHS England A&E waiting time figures for December plummet to new depths below 70%!”

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