The SNP - Can they sink any lower?

From today's Times:

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers fail to give supermarkets list of vulnerable shoppers
Supermarkets are unable to give online shopping slots to thousands of vulnerable Scots because ministers haven’t shared their list of those in need.

Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco have confirmed that they are waiting to hear from the Scottish government about who needs home deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK government provided the information on Friday and stores have since delivered to hundreds of thousands of homes across England.

About 10 per cent of supermarket delivery slots have been saved for Scotland’s most vulnerable people but they cannot be used at present. Because health is devolved it is the responsibility of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations to pass on the lists, but so far none has done so. Industry sources said SNP ministers had promised to provide the information later this week. “But they were saying that two weeks ago,” an insider added.

With people reluctant to go out in public, delivery slots are booked up for weeks leaving many struggling to buy essential items during the lockdown.
 

Fang_Farrier

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From today's Times:

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers fail to give supermarkets list of vulnerable shoppers
Supermarkets are unable to give online shopping slots to thousands of vulnerable Scots because ministers haven’t shared their list of those in need.

Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco have confirmed that they are waiting to hear from the Scottish government about who needs home deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK government provided the information on Friday and stores have since delivered to hundreds of thousands of homes across England.

About 10 per cent of supermarket delivery slots have been saved for Scotland’s most vulnerable people but they cannot be used at present. Because health is devolved it is the responsibility of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations to pass on the lists, but so far none has done so. Industry sources said SNP ministers had promised to provide the information later this week. “But they were saying that two weeks ago,” an insider added.

With people reluctant to go out in public, delivery slots are booked up for weeks leaving many struggling to buy essential items during the lockdown.
Info has been available since start of the outbreak.
Here's the latest from 3rd April
 

Dek Finlay

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Dek I would imagine you are a tim, I have my personal opinion that any Scot that wants to leave would be of socialist stock or thinking. What never ceases to amaze me is that you think your country could survive in the short time never mind the long term. You have this flawed view that the oil rigs and the distilleries are your property. While Jimie krankie keeps rallying you to up her game the reality is it is never going to happen.
Hi NI backward unionist cun+. I’m not religious. Like most people from my country and the northern half of yours, I couldn’t give a flying funk about religion. That you think Scotland can’t be an independent country tells me you can’t think for yourself. There are posts on this site from about 17 years ago. I will pay you £1,000,000 if in the next 17 years your “facts” turn out to be true. Never surrender.
 

Dek Finlay

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Well according the Brain of Scotland @Dek Finlay, the will pay for it in bottle tops cos there’re rich!
Personally I think that he has left an e out and his name is Deek and he is bored as he is doing nothing to earn the £70k we are donating to him and he has run out of teenagers to invite out for dinner.
My name is Dek Finlay. What is yours? I note there aren’t many people using their real names here. Fannies.
 

SDFA

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So Dek, with your well rejowned head for figures, can you explain why Ms Sturgeon is misappropriating monies given by WM for business, and instead using it for the purposes of supporting students and building up an apparent war chest for the fight against poverty post CV?
Surely, if you hadnt given all the monies away from the reserve fund on SNP vanity projects, they could maybe give that money direct to businesses that need it to stay viable, rather than buying votes in the future.

Whats your thoughts?
 

Sixty

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My name is Dek Finlay. What is yours? I note there aren’t many people using their real names here. Fannies.
For a variety of reasons we discourage identifiable names being used on a publicly accessible forum that's used. primarily, by ex-soldiers.
 

Sixty

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Ms Sturgeon is misappropriating monies given by WM for business, and instead using it for the purposes of supporting students and building up an apparent war chest
You'll need to provide evidence for that.
 

Dek Finlay

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For a variety of reasons we discourage identifiable names being used on a publicly accessible forum that's used. primarily, by ex-soldiers.
Well I’m quite happy. I always tell the truth and I’m quite sure I can handle any fat cun+ that manages to find my address. It also helps to distinguish me from the armchair warriors.
 

rehab44

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Well I’m quite happy. I always tell the truth and I’m quite sure I can handle any fat cun+ that manages to find my address. It also helps to distinguish me from the armchair warriors.
You are Ronnie Pickering right?
 

Dek Finlay

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So Dek, with your well rejowned head for figures, can you explain why Ms Sturgeon is misappropriating monies given by WM for business, and instead using it for the purposes of supporting students and building up an apparent war chest for the fight against poverty post CV?
Surely, if you hadnt given all the monies away from the reserve fund on SNP vanity projects, they could maybe give that money direct to businesses that need it to stay viable, rather than buying votes in the future.

Whats your thoughts?
Well Mr, Whatever your real name is you seem to be talking a load of pish. I’d be super impressed if you could explain how Scotland can’t afford to look after itself. Bear in mind the Arrse files are forever, even after independence. I’d hate you to look a twat.
 
I'm 76, recovering from cancer, had an aortic aneurysm repair which went wonky and I can't walk very far. The gubbmint (a la Anglaise) say I'm vulnerable by letter, but not vulnerable for supermarket online shopping. Some 150,000 names were given to supermarkets and the other 1,000,000 are destined to arrive next week. Luckily Iceland foods give me a weekly delivery slot.
Altogether now. "Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside........" :cheers:
 

Dek Finlay

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I'm 76, recovering from cancer, had an aortic aneurysm repair which went wonky and I can't walk very far. The gubbmint (a la Anglaise) say I'm vulnerable by letter, but not vulnerable for supermarket online shopping. Some 150,000 names were given to supermarkets and the other 1,000,000 are destined to arrive next week. Luckily Iceland foods give me a weekly delivery slot.
Altogether now. "Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside........" :cheers:
That takes the piss. Where do you live? There must be someone that can get you stuff without waiting for a slot. Are you on Twitter or Facebook?
 

Auld-Yin

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You'll need to provide evidence for that.
The Judicial Review will pick up on that but she admitted today on her briefing that she was using money to alleviate poverty rather than give to businesses. Instead of applying the rules to all premises, where a business has npmire than one outlet in a town/city then only one of the outlets will be covered, unlike England where it is a blanket all outlets. I am sure over the next few days this will become more of an issue in the media.
 

SDFA

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You'll need to provide evidence for that.
What like her own statement at Lunch time today where she said the reason that businesses were only allowed one grant of 25k per business rather than per property was to retain some monies for the post CV poverty fight.

Extract from FM media briefing, today 10/04/2020, available here -


The second point I want to touch on is the economic impact of COVID-19.

This morning, as I do every Friday morning, I chaired the Cabinet sub-committee on the economy.

We know how severe the economic impact of this crisis is, and is going to be. And we know in turn that an economic crisis, occasioned by a health crisis, can lead to poverty inequality, and poor health.

So I want to stress that the economic impact felt by many businesses across our country right now is and will be vital to our thinking as we plan, a way forward in a way that protects human health, as our key priority.


I would say that was snake speak, knowing that businesses are rightly clamouring for the same support that businesses are receiving in rUK. Is she laying the groundwork for using the money designated for business support?

Also there is a bit of a shortfall in the student hardship fund, by about 1 mill, where is this coming from?

Again, same Assembly source 08/04/2020

The third issue and final issue I want to cover is the support we have made available today to help students who are facing hardship. A£5 million fund will be made available for this.

More than £4 million of it comes from our Higher Education Discretionary Fund, and the Scottish Funding Council’s student support budget for further education, and it will be made available to colleges and universities immediately. Students can apply directly to their college or university for these funds, and I would encourage them to do so.


So, and let me be clear on this, Nicola is not being very clear about anything at all!

Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors.
 
That takes the piss. Where do you live? There must be someone that can get you stuff without waiting for a slot. Are you on Twitter or Facebook?
Middle of 'Ackney, but there's more worse off than us. I'm happy with what I can scrounge, for a price. :cool:
 

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