Lib Dem Unionitis as they suggest we copy a second old FAILED English scheme

In Holyrood on Monday, Alex Cole-Hamilton asked the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce the National Child Measurement Programme in Scotland, which was introduced in England in 2005, in order to tackle childhood obesity? Is he daft or just deliberately provocative? England’s attempts to reduce obesity are failing! Why on earth would we copy their 14-year-old unsuccessful plan when ours are already succeeding?

Does nobody in the Opposition Parties / MSM Alliance read reliable, peer-reviewed research? No. See this:

From the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reported in the Independent on 26th May 2018:

‘Under current trends it is predicted that 11 per cent of the population in Wales will be morbidly obese in 2035, roughly 340,000 adults, while Scotland is likely to plateau at about 5 per cent and England will rise to about 8 per cent.’

The researchers offered a surprisingly clear, confident and simple explanation for the significantly slower growth in Scotland – Scottish Government policy initiatives and resource allocation:

‘The government put a massive push on developing a route map for how we can actually combat this. They put together resources from the NHS that were proving to be effective. They did put a lot of work into it.’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/morbid-obesity-double-britain-poverty-education-employment-study-a8369731.html

As recently as March 2019, Tavish Scott suggested we copy another FAILED English scheme on student teacher recruitment:

How good is the English system? It’s not good at all:

https://neu.org.uk/blog/how-bad-does-teacher-recruitment-crisis-have-be-dfe-calls-it-crisis

Is the Scottish system working? See:

SHOCK: Scotland has 35% more teachers per capita than Tory England and 46% more than Labour Wales!

Words fail me. Lack of brains or big blinkers fail them.

 

4 thoughts on “Lib Dem Unionitis as they suggest we copy a second old FAILED English scheme

  1. Ludo Thierry August 22, 2019 / 7:17 am

    Gee whizz you have been busy this morning John – I can scarcely keep up! – Great set of articles, Thanks, Ludo

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gavin August 22, 2019 / 8:10 am

    When the Brit Nits are in their trenches, they cannot see out at the real world.

    Its only when Col* Ruthie blows her whistle, and the Dumbs, Toadies and Labourites go “over the top”, that reality bites.
    Then its too late.
    Casualties are high; moral is low amd there are less and less of these ultra Brit Nits left. So they pad out their political regiments with journalistic cannon fodder.

    * This title is important to Her Ruthieness.
    Her parade ground bluster and barking would just seem weird without her being an ” Pretendy Colonel” in the Boris Ajockaphobia army.

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