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Mark Jackson @MJack
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BBC News today is using the wrong A&E figures again to suggest the other nations are in the same sinking boat. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this use of the wrong data. The correct figure should be 64% for NHS England. england.nhs.uk/...-activity/ Why? In February 2020, I explained: Only Type 1 A&E departments...
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BBC News today is using the wrong A&E figures again to suggest the other nations are in the same sinking boat. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this use of the wrong data. The correct figure should be 64% for NHS England. england.nhs.uk/...-activity/ Why? In February 2020, I explained: Only Type 1 A&E departments...
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Westminster’s threat to divert powers over state subsidies to businesses and industry away from the Scottish parliament has moved a step closer to becoming a reality. UK government plans to grab control over subsidies once paid through EU state aid  were passed in a second reading of the Subsidy Control Bill by 287 votes to […]
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A lot of men and too many women are scared to challenge the transgender nonsense. Some people are confused by the terminology bandied about and withdraw, others repelled by the aggression used to push opinion. The reality of alien laws, … Continue reading →
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A few years ago, I had a brief discussion on Twitter with the pollster Keiran Pedley (then with GfK NOP, now with Ipsos-Mori) about what I believed to be the unfair practice of polling firms failing to include one particular political party in the main menu of options that respondents are provided with, even though other parties of similar size are included.  He made the point that it wasn't...
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A few years ago, I had a brief discussion on Twitter with the pollster Keiran Pedley (then with GfK NOP, now with Ipsos-Mori) about what I believed to be the unfair practice of polling firms failing to include one particular political party in the main menu of options that respondents are provided with, even though other parties of similar size are included.  He made the point that it wasn't...
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In the Herald we read: Every health board in Scotland will open walk-in vaccination centres from Monday amid concern the number of doses administered fell by almost 40% last month. Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the vaccination programme is not slowing down, despite claims from Labour’s health spokesperson, Jackie Baillie, that “it is beginning to stall”. What really? That will be clear in a...
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In the Herald we read: Every health board in Scotland will open walk-in vaccination centres from Monday amid concern the number of doses administered fell by almost 40% last month. Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the vaccination programme is not slowing down, despite claims from Labour’s health spokesperson, Jackie Baillie, that “it is beginning to stall”. What really? That will be clear in a...
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More than once, on Ayr beach, I’ve spotted disturbing cylindrical, metallic objects washed up after a storm. The local media often warn us of the dangers of what are described as chemical weapons dumped in Beaufort’s Dyke in the Irish Channel between South-West Scotland and Northern Ireland, where Boris would have us sink piles for his Union Bridge. Based on their own Freedom of...
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Once more, BBC Scotland presses the Scottish Government on minor errors by a health board but only yesterday it emerges that 600 million lateral flow tests have been issued but not used as England’s test and trace system stumbles from one crisis to another. Headline news on BBC England/UK? Nope, nowhere, as the Hancock kiss dominates and distracts from real news. Only the Guardian makes much...
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For several years now, I’ve been comparing the coverage of health matters in Scotland and in other parts of the UK. From changes in cancer treatment in Tayside, to the death of a single child, ‘after’ a hospital infection in Glasgow to delays in the completion of an Edinburgh hospital, only in Scotland do we see the opposition parties exploit pain and suffering to score points...
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Yesterday Marion Millar was arrested, charged, had her photograph, finger prints and DNA taken. She was then released on bail pending a court appearance on 20th July. Already many people are expressing their desire to go to the court and show their solidarity with Marion. I think this is a fantastic thing to do. I Read more about They Pull A Knife, You Pull A Gun.[…] The post They Pull A...
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Yesterday Marion Millar was arrested, charged, had her photograph, finger prints and DNA taken. She was then released on bail pending a court appearance on 20th July. Already many people are expressing their desire to go to the court and show their solidarity with Marion. I think this is a fantastic thing to do. I Read more about They Pull A Knife, You Pull A Gun.[…] The post They Pull A...
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+BusinessForScotland Did they check where these workers are resident for tax? Im pretty sure most oil workers dont pay tax in Scotland.
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ALBA has returned to Ofcom with new evidence of BBC bias in the election campaign. In a further complaint to the broadcasting regulator (enclosed) ALBA detail the different criteria to debates and coverage being applied by BBC Wales where the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party were accorded full participation in the debates programme. ALBA leader Read more about ALBA FIRES OFF NEW BBC SALVO[…]...
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This week Holyrood will recess and the election campaign will officially begin. The battle lines have already been drawn. The Unionists, of course, will run the campaign they always do, SNP Bad, Scotland Bad, Independence Bad, Democracy, Bad, Referendum Bad. There will be no visionary policies on offer. There will be no grand plan for Read more about Strange Way To Campaign[…] The post...
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So I guess the news is out. First, I thank SNP Lothian members who gave an Afro-Carib-Scot socialist their votes. I'm deeply honoured to top the batting order for us at Holyrood. Secondly thanks to my Edinburgh, Midlothian, East & West Lothian branch supporters You're amazing 1/— Graham Campbell SNP (@CeeGraham1) March 5, 2021 So note the extremely careful wording of the above tweet. Mr...
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