Nah nah Nicola! I don’t need any policies when I can just complain about yours!
Just after a BBC 1 report on incontinence, we hear that the Scottish Tories have revealed something to BBC Scotland:
‘Hospital waste from … (embarrassed hesitation?) … Scotland, is being sent to Wales for disposal after the collapse of a scandal-hit firm, the Conservatives have revealed. The Tories say sending the waste to Wrexham makes a gimmick of the First Minister declaring a climate emergency.’
Remember that an editor decided to headline this story because the Tories suggested it was a story and because it fits the agenda. S/he approved the link being made between a serious government policy statement and a company doing what any company in the borderless UK, apparently loved by both the BBC and the Tories, can do, trade within those borders. Did the Tories consider that this might actually be an example of the UK’s ‘broad shoulders’ which they often enthuse about? There is no real story, at an adult level, here but only a childish equivalent of:
‘Ah hah! You said your family were going vegan, but I saw your mum buying dog food!’
This is naked propaganda.
The Tories, like Labour, have allowed Westminster to dump the most horrific waste in Scotland for at least 100 years!
The SG report is here:
The Global Climate Emergency – Scotland’s Response: Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham’s statement: https://www.gov.scot/publications/global-climate-emergency-scotlands-response-climate-change-secretary-roseanna-cunninghams-statement/