This is not, in any way, a suggestion that people should relax their discipline, but reporting like this treats readers like children. The ratio of Covid-19 cases to the overall population, in Girvan, is one of the highest in Scotland at 400+per 100 000 and people should stick strictly to the advice but headlines likeContinue reading “The ‘Girvan Surge’ in Perspective”
In the Ayrshire Post this week, we read from the local Conservative MSP that Health Services in Ayrshire are under very significant pressure with Covid wards at 96% of capacity. As always in the Post, Scott is ‘concerned‘ but he also seems confused as he describes the measures aimed at reducing the pressure on theContinue reading “Why are only Ayrshire Covid wards nearly full? Why is MSP confused?”
I write this to encourage people to keep going and stick to the rules, in the knowledge that they are working. I don’t go for the notion that telling people the truth will encourage them to relax. You’d never know from the media coverage that: The overall infection rate per 100 000 is 130 inContinue reading “South Ayrshire has one of lowest infection rates in Scotland”
Wrote this a year ago. Foresight? Thanks to Kathleen Barr for alerting me to this. ‘Only the SNP can stop them. I know it’s hard to stop voting Labour but put Ayrshire, Carrick and Cumnock first.’ From the Financial Times on October 30th 2019: [T]he arrangements for Northern Ireland under the Brexit deal — which keeps it inContinue reading “HOW THE SOUTH AYRSHIRE TORIES ‘WILL’ SACRIFICE OUR FISHING AND FISH PROCESSING INDUSTRY”
At first glance, yesterday’s infection level in South Ayrshire is as low as that in Level 1 areas such as Highlands and lower than several Level 2 areas, yet we are still in Level 3. It’s complex as they say and the decision will have much to do with the higher rates nearby in NorthContinue reading “Why is South Ayrshire still in Level 3?”
Exactly one month ago, we could read this report below, heavy with the presence of a ‘concerned’ local Conservative MSP: At the time, I wrote: This story which could easily scare you into thinking you might not get the best care if you had to be admitted to an Ayrshire hospital with Covid-19, is basedContinue reading “Conservatives ‘Dire Warning’ on Covid care was scaremongering in an attempt to score points”
Above the coal and beside the wind: Ayrshire has amongst the worst fuel poverty levels in the UK because…of the UK
East Ayrshire has one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in Scotland at a staggering 32% of households while South Ayrshire has one of the lower levels in Scotland, but at 22% Both are much higher than that in England which has an average of 10.9%. There is a huge injustice in this. TheContinue reading “Above the coal and beside the wind: Ayrshire has amongst the worst fuel poverty levels in the UK because…of the UK”
Simply counting the dead so far and attaching a gloomy shot of the First Minister, serves only to worry the reader, demonise her and tells the reader little about what is happening now, how good or bad it is and who is responsible for what. Is the death rate in Scotland high? England: 830 deathsContinue reading “First Minister’s strategy saved lives of more than a thousand”
Six residents died tragically at the end of October in the Rozelle Holm Farm. Though the home is privately run for profit, it had to be supported by workers from the NHS and South Ayrshire Council as the pandemic spread. This was not unusual. Across Scotland, larger privately owned care homes running at maximum capacityContinue reading “Ayr care home deaths make case for nationalisation”
Making his second appearance of the day, using the same photo but moving from Concerned to Warning Brian Whittle, he combines some confusing arithmetic with a demand that ‘The SNP must ensure that NHS Ayrshire & Arran have the resources they need.‘ Brian must know that the resources Scotland needs are weighed-up in London andContinue reading “Scottish Conservative makes case for independence”
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