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Why are only Ayrshire Covid wards nearly full? Why is MSP confused?

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?”

HOW THE SOUTH AYRSHIRE TORIES ‘WILL’ SACRIFICE OUR FISHING AND FISH PROCESSING INDUSTRY

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”

Conservatives ‘Dire Warning’ on Covid care was scaremongering in an attempt to score points

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”

First Minister’s strategy saved lives of more than a thousand

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”

Ayr care home deaths make case for nationalisation

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”

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