The Andrew Marr show featured UK Health Minister Hancock and Scotland’s FM Sturgeon with Glenn Campbell opining…Then the Politics Scotland show anchored by Andrew Kerr which featured DFM John Swinney and had Glenn Campbell – again…Finally The Big Question presented by Nicky Campbell worried about social media…
We then review Iain MacWhirter’s piece in the Herald exposing corruption at the Crown Office (prosecution service) led by Lord Advocate James Wolfe which Iain links to the Salmond V Sturgeon scandal…which we then discuss in depth…
Also mentioned are;…Anas Sarwar, Rape Crisis Scotland, NHS health boards, Gordon Dangerfield and SKY’s James Mathews disappearing reports, Peter A Bell, the Real McKay seafood and the Red Hand Commando.
Correction and apology. Lord Advocate James Wolffe apologised on behalf of Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland. “Having previously defended the case, the Lord Advocate has now admitted that the Crown, under his predecessor Frank Mulholland QC, acted unlawfully during a substantial part of the proceedings. Documents recovered by the pursuers’ advisers show senior Crown Office lawyers speaking about the “need to nail the Duff & Phelps people” – referring to the pursuers’ firm at the time of their appointment as administrators. The court heard that no minutes appeared to exist of meetings chaired by Mr Mulholland to discuss strategy in the case.”
At the presser; Students and the virus dominated proceedings, The high virus figures from the weekend are not so bad when a daily average is examined, The FM gets annoyed and a bit political with the Mail, the Times and the Courier hacks. Is this a change since the BBC politicised the broadcast?
Elsewhere; we cover the cost of tests, who pays for them?, Scottish water to England, problems facing the FM, the Crown Office and Lord Advocate James Wolfe.
Clips of DRoss and Gary Robertson on BBC radio plus Matt Hancock on Channel 4 news with Jon Snow entertaining us.
Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead & Norry Stewart featured.
Press briefing… FM Sturgeon fielded testing questions about testing from the hack pack. With a solution three week delayed announced by Hancock, look for answers from London TV news, not the FM or us.
The method of counting Covid hospital patients has changed and today’s old number was 262 and the new one is 48. Expect accusations of fiddling from the hacks.
An Alternative Route to Indyref2… This paper, authored by Iain Lawson, Kenny MacAskill MP, Prof Allan MacInnes, Cllr. Chris McEleny and Dot Jessiman, is intended to “kickstart the process of examining alternative methods of holding a second referendum..” listen carefully. We’ll discuss it again.
Boys have a wee bit roam about today we cover Nicola Sturgeon’s daily press conference as usual have a wee word about Westminster’s attacks on the SNP and a wide discussion on the pandemic’s progress north and south of the border.
Today the guys discuss the new lockdown rules as outlined by the first Minister at her press conference. The financial Times piece on where on the international league table of deaths due to covert 19 the UK actually stands. We also touch on the BBC’s apologies and support of their various journalists and of course Dominic Cummings gets a mention.
Stewart Jimmy and Norrie discuss today’s Nicholas Sturgeon press conference announcement about how we will come out of lockdown. They also touch on why were the London press in attendance Laura Kuenssberg led off the questions.