Is there less poverty in Scotland: Will BBC Scotland INFORM us?
From Reporting Scotland yesterday:
‘Poverty and income inequality continues (sic) to rise according to the latest figures from the Scottish Government.’
‘You deal with it!’
As always, we got the bare facts and a quick reference to the Scottish Government blaming UK Government austerity and the latter saying the Scottish Government could compensate for it. The remarkable opportunity there to probe the morality of the UK Government apparently admitting responsibility for the poverty increase and then arrogantly telling Scotland to deal with it, was not taken.
‘SG Actions to deal with it’
The obvious link, also, to some of the actions taken by the SNP to compensate was not taken.