On Monday 5th August, Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (Scottish Liberal Democrats) asked the Scottish Government what it is doing to promote access to medical courses to Scottish-domiciled young people.
In July the SNP Government announced that Scottish universities are to recruit more medical students from Scotland at the expense of those from elsewhere in the UK. This will see the number of medical students who live north of the border go up by 100 and the number accepted from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will go down by 100.
The Scottish Conservatives reacted with fury saying it was “yet more evidence of the deeply damaging discrimination inherent within SNP higher education policy.”
The joint Tory/LibDem strategy group is expected to meet for an acrimonious squabble.
Readers are asked to remind us what the other discrimination is. Fees? Anything else? Having to eat square sausage?