I’m accusing them. Here’s today’s story at 06:26am on 21st October 2016:
‘A report has warned budget cuts, Brexit and growing patient demand are all leading to a ‘perfect storm‘ for nursing staff in Scotland. The Royal College of Nursing is calling for the Scottish Government to avert a staffing crisis they say rising demand and insufficient staff are putting patient care at risk’
If you want to have maximum negative effect on elderly and infirm voters, this is the time to do it. I’ve explained in an earlier post the theory behind this:
I’ve suggested and been jumped on for doing so, that constant scare stories of overwork and understaffing might actually cause some elderly and sick people to hold back from contacting their GP or going to A&E. Yes, I’m saying constant media scares may be endangering lives.
This report from BBC Scotland is part of a much longer slimy trail. See:
‘Stand up for NHS Scotland, bucking the UK trend despite media attacks’
As for the Royal College of Nursing, a trades union like the RMT or Unison, remember, can we trust them? No. See:
‘Why won’t Royal College of Nursing release full results of a members’ survey?’
There is currently a perfect storm in NHS England. There isn’t any such thing in Scotland nor is there any sign the Scottish Government will allow one to happen. This is scaremongering, a non-story based on unreliable evidence from a trades union operating only in the interests of its members and reported by BBC Scotland as part of its desperate Unionist agenda.
The agenda for the morning also had Patrick Harvie’s ‘Warning to the SNP’. Ironically he seemed to be warning the SNP to stick with the very progressive policies BBC Scotland rarely trumpets as successes.
Running total 21/9/16 to 21/10/16* Number of reports
Bad news for SG/SNP 20
Good news for SG/SNP 9
Bad news for Labour 1
Good news for Labour 5
Bad news for Conservative Party (CP) 0
Missed bad news opportunities for CP 143 (estimate)
Good news for CP 3
* Monday to Friday only