Wikipedia lists the ideology of the Scottish Tories as "conservatism", "British unionism" and "economic liberalism". To which we must now add "pro-virus".https://t.co/0f2ta2vyUS— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
If the Scottish Tories are claiming full credit for "forcing" the Scottish Government to reopen schools in August, will they also take full responsibility for any negative consequences, such as infections and deaths?— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
No. Of course they won't.
The perception is that parent pressure led to a change of tack from the Scottish Government, but I know of parents who are frightened and upset at talk of legal action if they don't send their children to school. It's sometimes a mistake to heed only those who shout the loudest.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
There should be no talk of legal action. If parents aren't sufficiently reassured to send their children to school during a pandemic, that's a failing of the authorities, not of the parents.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
Shows the danger in Swinney's announcement today.— Ben Wray (@Ben_Wray1989) June 23, 2020
Setting expectations now that Scotland will be in a position to have full re-entry of schools on 11 August is a big gamble. Six weeks is a long time.https://t.co/0LnOBRlEQO
Jason Leitch: "We are going to learn to live with this infectious disease, like we live with tuberculosis and flu."— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
You kind of get the feeling that, even at this stage, he can't quite stop hankering after the herd immunity 'solution'.
Coming to the Fringe next year— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 23, 2020
JASON LEITCH - THE MUSICAL
Featuring the show-stopping numbers...
'Everybody's Going To Get It (But Not Twice)'
'From Ben Nevis To Arthur's Seat'
'Hug Your Granny MORE'
'I Don't Like To Use That Term (But Yes)'
'My Masters Degree, Piers'
Make your choice: 👇significant amount of virus circulating into 2021 & then re-group (current strategy) versus make a concerted push now to get rid of the virus.— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) June 23, 2020
Do you really want to be in the current situation in winter (esp with virus which thrives in damp/cold)? https://t.co/evTsA9OqEo
This is unacceptable! Thousands of new cases each day & significant daily death toll is where England is today. We need to eliminate the virus. That's happening in Ireland and Scotland. Proper local case finding, testing, tracing, isolation and support needs to be in place. https://t.co/TOubZqb9DP— Gabriel Scally (@GabrielScally) June 23, 2020
Today, Boris Johnson announced that the 2m rule is to be reduced to 1 metre plus.— Katy (@KatyJane_101) June 23, 2020
Chris Whitty warned that the 2m rule would "need to be in place as long as the pandemic lasts".
I guess the government are now clearly following the money rather than the science.
Chris Whitty asked whether all members of the SAGE committee signed off today's package of measures, replies that "the job of advisers is not to sign things off.”— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 23, 2020