Crunch time: what happens if UK Gov scraps stay home advice this weekend but Scot Gov considers it dangerously early?— ruth wishart (@ruth_wishart) May 7, 2020
The public mood is being fundamentally misread by @Jackson_Carlaw. People who think Nicola Sturgeon may have to diverge from the Westminster line are not Nats who want Scottish difference for the sake of it. They're people who are rightly worried about their loved ones' safety.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 6, 2020
If it could take several weeks of Lockdown to drive R down from around 2.7 to 3 to 0.9, then even small relaxations in restrictions in Wales (direct effects) or England (indirect effects) have the potential to push R back above 1 if applied too soon.— Adam Price (@Adamprice) May 6, 2020
The UK's death toll keeps rising.— Prof Tanja Bueltmann 😷 (@cliodiaspora) May 6, 2020
Test numbers continue fall.
Yet Boris Johnson plans to announce an ease of lockdown for Monday on TV this Sunday - without prior scrutiny by Parliament nor devolved nations.
We're not led by donkeys, we're led by irresponsible ideologues.
Releasing lockdown without public health infrastructure in place (test, trace, isolate & surveillance) makes lockdown pointless so far. Everyone agrees we need to get out of lockdown ASAP, focus needs to be on how time being used to replace lockdown with package of interventions.— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) May 7, 2020
This graph doesn’t exactly scream “job done, end the lockdown” to me. pic.twitter.com/B0jG2DoKBf— Jo Michell (@JoMicheII) May 6, 2020
It’s about money. Not health or science. Plebs are expendable. https://t.co/xERgF2W62W— iain taylor (@ecorporatelaw) May 7, 2020
PPE disaster. Contact-tracing-app cockup. Care home catastrophe. Highest number of deaths in Europe. And now they appear to lifting the lockdown in the worst way possible, sowing confusion and creating false hope. Are we allowed to criticise the government yet? Jesus wept.— Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) May 7, 2020
Let’s be absolutely clear, right now, the confusion over Coronavirus is all coming from UK Gov and what their plans are. Unfortunately that impacts Scotland. This pathetic messaging over lockdown is going to cost lives.— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) May 7, 2020
Can't help but wonder if Britain's right-wing press are publishing most deadly headlines possible out of bitter revenge for being on the losing side in World War II.— Michael Gray (@GrayInGlasgow) May 7, 2020
'It’s time for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to openly resist Boris Johnson's “unlockdown”. Demand lives and livelihoods are both protected, and the cataclysm so far is not wilfully continued.'https://t.co/GQckhpV0GQ— Ben Wray (@Ben_Wray1989) May 7, 2020
If you go through @Jackson_Carlaw and @ScotTories tweets from the past 24 hours they've been going on all day about Scotland keeping in step with the UK over lockdown. It's obvious now they were given advance notice of Johnson's insane plan to relax the lockdown on Monday. 1/2— Stephen Farrell (@FarrellStephen) May 6, 2020
'Magic Monday' is like a 'second chance' heat in the worst TV talent show ever. They want to give the epidemic another opportunity.https://t.co/JY5HzFheSt— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 7, 2020
I never doubted their commitment to British nationalism but seeing our unionists demanding that we die in lockstep with England has amazed me. They are fanatics.— Grassy Knollington (@GKnollington) May 7, 2020
The BBC in Scotland seems terribly worried there'd be confusion in Scotland if our Covid-19 guidelines differed from Britain's. Perhaps they could have some sort of Scottish news at breakfast time, allowing them to clearly explain the position to us? Like a national broadcaster.— David Halliday (@DavidJFHalliday) May 7, 2020
"We must leave lockdown in lockstep" ignores that countries across the world, all of whom have coped better than Britain, are taking a regional or state approach to tackling Covid-19. It's literally prioritising a flag over lives. It's a perversion of what unionism used to be.— David Halliday (@DavidJFHalliday) May 7, 2020