INSTEAD OF SIDING WITH THE EU, STURGEON SHOULD GET HER OWN HOUSE IN ORDER
FEW will have been surprised at the headlines: “Sturgeon sides with Brussels”, because Scotland’s independence-obsessed First Minister has always been clear that she cares more about the EU than Britain.
But her threats this week to publish confidential details of the UK’s vaccine supplies, despite Boris ordering her not to, are nothing short of outrageous. Boris wants them kept secret because he thinks publication might endanger UK supplies with manufacturers being pressured by other countries that have fewer doses, ie he’s trying to protect us.
Maybe, instead of her incessant quest to do for Boris, Sturgeon should concentrate on the pandemic, which in Scotland has resulted in the highest number of excess peacetime deaths since 1891.
And why, instead of banging on about independence, isn’t she dealing with Scotland’s painfully slow vaccine rollout?
The country has been allocated one million doses by Westminster yet, as of Wednesday, only 462,092 had received a first dose.
Scottish GPs are also complaining they can’t get enough of the vaccine from NHS Scotland despite a surplus of hundreds of thousands of doses, because of the country’s lumbering bureaucracy.
Sturgeon is always quick to criticise Westminster but the failings of her own Government are towering – the NHS and the education system are in the toilet thanks to her mismanagement (and despite the fact Scotland gets £1,600 more per head than the English for being part of the Union), crime and drug deaths are soaring. And last year the country’s deficit rose to £15.1billion (8.6 per cent of its GDP).
Do the Scottish people think Sturgeon’s rabid nationalism and her passion for independence excuses her making a pig’s ear of running their country?