Scottish Politics Thread

Fang_Farrier

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Am I missing a trick here?
Despite the majority of COVID planning and direction coming from Westminster and the PM, on twitter Nicola appears to be being compared to a combination of Mother Theresa and Barrack Obama.

All I have seen her do is preannounce the majority of COBRs plans, stand next to a frightened rabbit, and generally repeat what has been said before.

She is now entering the dangerous realm of setting up her own advice team of specialists who will no doubt introduce differing policies to the rUK which will be seized upon by a frenzied media looking for any chance to exploit disharmony and create further confusion.

Agreed we have some differences to rUK, but these are mainly geographical and age related. What does she hope to achieve- earn enough brownie points with Joe Public to stave off any challenge by Ms Cherry, achieve a lasting legacy of being the saviour of Scotland.

Answers on a postcard please to W12 8QT
We are at a different stage of the pandemic as evidenced by our relatively low death rate at present.

As such, advice can be modified for Scotland.

Our Health service has a different set up, being a lot less fragmented than South. This is making it easier to coordinate our efforts in terms of health.
 

SDFA

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We are at a different stage of the pandemic as evidenced by our relatively low death rate at present.

As such, advice can be modified for Scotland.

Our Health service has a different set up, being a lot less fragmented than South. This is making it easier to coordinate our efforts in terms of health.
Do we really need modified advice? The advice remains the same, its timing that is key.

As we are on lockdown with the rUK, with the sole intention of placing a firebreak in the spread, are we not within the firebreak?

We already have our own health minister, why can she not promulgate any difference in advice?

You say we do not have a disjointed health service, that, I say is blue sky thinking! Why has NHS Highland been on twatter and FB asking for any PPE? What has been happening re-extra beds and temporary hospitals required?

The information we are receiving from Holyrood is rehashed information, rushed out, to give the impression that she is in front of this and of very little addictional substance.
 
Am I missing a trick here?
Despite the majority of COVID planning and direction coming from Westminster and the PM, on twitter Nicola appears to be being compared to a combination of Mother Theresa and Barrack Obama.

All I have seen her do is preannounce the majority of COBRs plans, stand next to a frightened rabbit, and generally repeat what has been said before.

She is now entering the dangerous realm of setting up her own advice team of specialists who will no doubt introduce differing policies to the rUK which will be seized upon by a frenzied media looking for any chance to exploit disharmony and create further confusion.

Agreed we have some differences to rUK, but these are mainly geographical and age related. What does she hope to achieve- earn enough brownie points with Joe Public to stave off any challenge by Ms Cherry, achieve a lasting legacy of being the saviour of Scotland.

Answers on a postcard please to W12 8QT
she is a completely useless piece of excrement who has no other plan than trying to
Play the big man on the public stage , she and her govt of sex pests, thieves and adulterers should be concentrating on plans to feed the Highlands and Islands, supporting the Scottish nhs, policing, schools and planning tax breaks and holidays for people and businesses of Scotland - all things she has devolved powers over - she should also be on her knees thanking the RoTUK for their continued support of the Barnett formula and bojos leadership - she should also be publically acknowledging the complete failure of the EU and it’s leadership in this crisis and the clear target indicator that Scotland would be receiving zero support from them in a crisis - however, the little shi ite is playing politics as normal because she is desperately trying to fight of the internal SNP division and the coming bare breasted fight with Salmond - honestly , any fecker who continues to support her and the SNP after this is a lost cause!
 

Fang_Farrier

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Do we really need modified advice? The advice remains the same, its timing that is key.

As we are on lockdown with the rUK, with the sole intention of placing a firebreak in the spread, are we not within the firebreak?

We already have our own health minister, why can she not promulgate any difference in advice?

You say we do not have a disjointed health service, that, I say is blue sky thinking! Why has NHS Highland been on twatter and FB asking for any PPE? What has been happening re-extra beds and temporary hospitals required?

The information we are receiving from Holyrood is rehashed information, rushed out, to give the impression that she is in front of this and of very little addictional substance.
The entire PPE supply chain is in chaos for a few reasons.
The majority of it was manufactured in the far east and they had shut down factories.
Also any stock they had they have with held for their own use.

The PPE crisis is international.

NHS Scotland have just had a million and a half masks recertified having technically been been out of date 2019.

We are struggling for PPE but have enough for day to day at present but are trying to conserve and build up stocks for when it does move North.

In Highland we are setting up 14 Assessment centres across the area. Smaller hospital and 2 treatment centres, wick and Inverness.
 
The entire PPE supply chain is in chaos for a few reasons.
The majority of it was manufactured in the far east and they had shut down factories.
Also any stock they had they have with held for their own use.

The PPE crisis is international.
It's not that long ago where to suggest certain product manufacturing was retained in country was to be some sort of closet racist.

Personally, I hope one lesson from this is that PPE, those little paper masks and thin plastic oversuits, should be manufactured in Britain.

Then we have them if such a pandemic reappears (and it will) and we can ship them out if we need to help other countries.
 
she is a completely useless piece of excrement who has no other plan than trying to
Play the big man on the public stage , she and her govt of sex pests, thieves and adulterers should be concentrating on plans to feed the Highlands and Islands, supporting the Scottish nhs, policing, schools and planning tax breaks and holidays for people and businesses of Scotland - all things she has devolved powers over - she should also be on her knees thanking the RoTUK for their continued support of the Barnett formula and bojos leadership - she should also be publically acknowledging the complete failure of the EU and it’s leadership in this crisis and the clear target indicator that Scotland would be receiving zero support from them in a crisis - however, the little shi ite is playing politics as normal because she is desperately trying to fight of the internal SNP division and the coming bare breasted fight with Salmond - honestly , any fecker who continues to support her and the SNP after this is a lost cause!
I think the main reason she pre-announces the PMs advice is so it's done in an accent Scots can understand.












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It's not that long ago where to suggest certain product manufacturing was retained in country was to be some sort of closet racist.

Personally, I hope one lesson from this is that PPE, those little paper masks and thin plastic oversuits, should be manufactured in Britain.

Then we have them if such a pandemic reappears (and it will) and we can ship them out if we need to help other countries.
Big stooshie about the UK not joining in with the EU in placing a big order for ventilators. The reality is that UK manufacturers have got together and will start manufacture of an existing product on Monday, at cost price to the our NHS. Dyson is awaiting approval on his portable version, otherwise ready to rock and roll.
 

Dredd

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All these recent reports about top Scottish politicians, seem to reveal a depravity at the heart of Scottish politics.

Why are Scottish politicians so depraved? Is it because they're frustrated by not yet achieving Independence?
No.

It is because they are human.

Remember Caesar, you are just a man. Or women. Or 'other'.
 

Fang_Farrier

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It's not that long ago where to suggest certain product manufacturing was retained in country was to be some sort of closet racist.

Personally, I hope one lesson from this is that PPE, those little paper masks and thin plastic oversuits, should be manufactured in Britain.

Then we have them if such a pandemic reappears (and it will) and we can ship them out if we need to help other countries.
Further to my last.

Down in Raigmore the day doing training. As are many staff bringing us up to a level where we can all work on emergency wards or back up other specialities. For instance with me today are stoma nurses, cancer nurses, cardian rehab. All renewing skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, iv medication administration, the all new BLS.

We have cancelled all non urgent procedures for some time.

We are currently sitting at over a 100 beds free in Raigmore. And we are over staffed where it counts.
 
Further to my last.

Down in Raigmore the day doing training. As are many staff bringing us up to a level where we can all work on emergency wards or back up other specialities. For instance with me today are stoma nurses, cancer nurses, cardian rehab. All renewing skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, iv medication administration, the all new BLS.

We have cancelled all non urgent procedures for some time.

We are currently sitting at over a 100 beds free in Raigmore. And we are over staffed where it counts.
Sounds good.
 

Auld-Yin

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Further to my last.

Down in Raigmore the day doing training. As are many staff bringing us up to a level where we can all work on emergency wards or back up other specialities. For instance with me today are stoma nurses, cancer nurses, cardian rehab. All renewing skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, iv medication administration, the all new BLS.

We have cancelled all non urgent procedures for some time.

We are currently sitting at over a 100 beds free in Raigmore. And we are over staffed where it counts.
That will please the Duke of Rothesay just down the road! :)
 

Auld-Yin

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That will please the Duke of Rothesay just down the road! :)
your sense of direction is a wee bit off…..understandable if he was at the castle of mey


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Dredd

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Only if by cancelling Devolution they increase the number of seats in Westminster allocated to the Scots, Welsh & NI to compensate, that way we may have legislation (and equal allocation of government funds and jobs) that suits all not just those in England.
Why? What do you mean by "compensate"? That suggests you are somehow missing out.

The Wee Hoose is just a transference of the ability to creat Scotland-only legislation which the proper Parliament was doing since the Union was formed.

Everything should be considered as UK-wide unless there is a specific need otherwise, not the other way around. If that IS what you want, then it should be a Federal system.
 

Dredd

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Being the First Minister she knows the ins and outs of Scotland a wee bit better than Westminster, granted she now has TAC HQ of the dog eaters to assist her in planning.
Why? What are the significant differences that need accounted for where there would be a need to be different? Other than the ever-present all-consuming desperation to be seen to be different in absolutely everything we have and do? Why this constant demand to have a "Scottish" version of everything all the time?

It's a waste of money and time that could be better spent elsewhere. The Geordies and Scousers seem to be able to have a recognisable identity without having to have different logos and letterheads all the time.

Harrumph.


ETA - notwithstanding the post from Fang regarding the NHS set-ups. But they still managed that WITHOUT needing a different advisory body.
 
Only if by cancelling Devolution they increase the number of seats in Westminster allocated to the Scots, Welsh & NI to compensate, that way we may have legislation (and equal allocation of government funds and jobs) that suits all not just those in England.
Compensate what?

There should be an identical number of constituents for each MP.

These glorified county council's are just talking shops for anything of importance, no actual power.

That and bitching about the large amounts of cash that they can spunk.
 

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