STV ‘rumbled’ as they stupidly turn good news into bad aided by Lib Dems


‘Scotland staffed to do almost twice as many food inspections as England does!’

Unably assisted by Mike Rumbles of the Scottish Lib Dems, STV reporters have turned the above good news into a confused bad news story. If you don’t think too hard, you might think 9 000 tests failed is a bad thing even if you notice that’s actually a bit less than 2 000 per year and that another 80 000 were carried out and resulted in passes.

You see, pay attention, lots of tests being carried out with 10% being caught and remedied is good news. The service is doing what it is supposed to do to protect customers and it’s doing it far better than is the case in England:

From Environmental Health News on 20th September 2018:

‘English local authorities are seriously falling behind their devolved neighbours when it comes to resourcing food inspections. The latest LAEMS figures published this week reveals that each Environmental Health professional inspecting food establishments in England is responsible for 345 premises annually while in Wales the figure is nearly half that at 175. In Northern Ireland, the figure is 238 premises per EHP while in Scotland it is 204.’

The Head of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said:

‘In the devolved nations, they have the opportunity to resource food safety the way they think appropriate the difference is significant and that does concern us particularly on rising number of food premises to be covered and rising numbers of premises not being inspected.’



4 thoughts on “STV ‘rumbled’ as they stupidly turn good news into bad aided by Lib Dems

  1. William Henderson January 6, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Oh dear! It doesn’t stop.

    And there’s another ‘facts bare’ piece about miniscule numbers of teacher vacancies on the BBC Scotland web site this morning. The attempt to create a general impression of crisis in Scottish education is risible.

    The headline reads “Some schools ‘unable to find staff they need’ ” while the final paragraphs have to be read for the reader to discover that the SNP Government is on the job and that actions taken have resulted in the highest overall staffing levels for years.

    What do these ‘journalists’ think they are achieving?

    Liked by 1 person

    • johnrobertson834 January 6, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Some have suggested it’s clickbait. Maybe just subconscious ant-SNP drives? I’ll do the teacher thing again later.


  2. Brian January 6, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.
    As the MSM pounding we take continues with impunity, this site is one I turn to for the truth.

    Liked by 1 person

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