Prof. John Robertson
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BBC Scotland mis-represent Bank of Scotland Research to paint picture of gloom

Here’s what BBC Scotland reported this morning (11.1.17) at 06:30am: ‘Most of Scotland’s small firms expect conditions to deteriorate according to research* (invalid, see note below) carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses. It ...

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Is everything in Scotland ‘near breaking point?’

We’ve heard over the last few days, from the BMA leader, that NHS Scotland is ‘near breaking point.’ Indeed, in Sunday’s interview (15.1.97) with Gordon Brewer, he and the Tory MSP interviewed used the phrase about ten times. Neither, of ...

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The Herald and BBC Scotland are at it again

This is a bit of re-tread but I’ve been forced to expand and re-use part of my previous attack on Dr Bennie, Chair of BMA Scotland again. The Herald, headlined today (16.1.17) with: NHS stretched to breaking point, says British Medical ...

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Complaint to BBC Scotland re social media stalking submitted

On 12th January 2016, BBC Scotland Newsdesk tweeted: ‘Have you been affected by Glasgow’s QEUH maternity unit being closed to new admissions? Let us know your story.’ At 6.30pm on13th Reporting Scotland headlined with ‘A Health board ...

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BBC Reporting Scotland’s desperate trawl for dirt on NHS Scotland

‘Have you been affected by the death of journalism by lazy social media stalkers? Let us know your story.’  BBC Reporting Scotland desperately trawls for dirt on NHS Scotland I’m indebted to a reader for the idea for this story and to a ...