I heard the above on BBC Scotland’s 2 minute news insert at 06:26 am! They’ve been mostly positive about Scotland and the Scottish Government for the last 5 or six days. What’s going on? Are they trying to queer my pitch? Can I still say that? I’ll try to see if they repeat it in Reporting Scotland at 1pm or 6.30pm.
I’ve searched for other mention of it in the Scottish media but could only find it in an excellent piece in the Orkney News:
‘We have always been clear we will support carers and our guarantee to increase Carer’s Allowance by 13% to bring it into line with UK Jobseeker’s Allowance will be introduced this summer and backdated to April. This is an investment of more than £30 million to support carers, in addition to the new rights introduced under the 2016 Carers (Scotland) Act, and the new Young Carer Grant announced by the First Minister last year.’
It’s well worth reading the whole piece. It’s complete, informative and utterly free of nippy grudging comment by local Lib-Dems.
For the other three interventions, disabled Scots will not face the unnecessary and often humiliating medical checks before claiming benefits, improved terms for the terminally ill and the funding of frontline work with the hardcore of street homeless, see: