‘It is the UK that is negotiating to leave the European Union. It is the UK that voted to leave the European Union and it is the UK Government that has the task of conducting the negotiations!’
BBC Scotland’s report this morning, Monday 3rd October 2016 at 06:26 and repeated every 30 minutes, gave us seven sentences, four stating the PM’s view but only one opposing her. Mike Russell, ‘SNP’ not ‘Scottish Government’ Minister for Brexit, we heard, said that it was ‘crucial that the Scottish Government is fully involved.’ Why SNP and not Scottish Government? We didn’t get to see or hear Mike directly. It’s understandable. They didn’t want him weakening the full blast of Theresa’s triple whammy – two IS and one HAS. We got Theresa’s full imperial sound-bite, delivered in £1 395 worth of dress, designed by Victoria Beckham’s favourite designer. It was such an imbalanced piece that I’m tempted to give it a 3 in my table below. I won’t.
The full list of despair for this morning’s anxious viewer was:
- An oil rig leak
- Theresa May’s speech
- A rail strike
- Council chief executives’ additional payments
- An opinion poll reveals Scotland’s dreadful work life balances
It’s all a bit gloomy and so, as I’ve explained in earlier reports, bad for the government of the day. I’m going to add 2 and 5 as bad news for the SG and 2 as good news for the Tories. It is of course a first entry into the charts for the Scottish Tories despite umpteen faux pas somehow missed by BBC Scotland. Again, see earlier reports for this.
Running total 21 to 3/10/16* Number of reports
Bad news for SG/SNP 11
Good news for SG/SNP 4
Bad news for Labour 1
Good news for Labour 5
Bad news for CP 0
Good news for CP 1
* Monday to Friday only
The trend continues and deepens? And, we don’t even have a date for IndyRef2!
Earlier reports mentioned above:
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