They clearly went for volume in England ahead of doing the hard yards in care homes per JCVI recommendations, despite every care home jag saving 8 times as many lives as over 80s in the community. And then that slimy prick Gove made political capital out of the numbers and making the faux offer to help Scotland with the rollout. And now Scotland is racing ahead but it's all gone quiet on comparisons (as it should be, it's not a race ffs).I don't think its the BBC. Sort of.
The UK government put their fake figures out and the media, quite rightly in my opinion, take and compare them with other countries and not just the devolved nations. Each outlet puts on its own slant.
I can understand that during campaigning all political parties are a bit economical with the truth shall we say but for the most part HM Governments have been fair when publishing numbers to the point of being anal about getting them as accurate as possible. That went for folk I knew in England as well. Of course there were some numbers just didn't get published! It seems those days of being honest and impartial have gone, in London anyway.
What annoys me is the BBC have set themselves up as Lord of the Fact Checker, a paragon of even handedness, but constantly allow government misinformation to be spouted across their whole platform. He who pays the piper and all that.
This is where I think we now fundamentally differ from English people. I certainly wouldn't express the sentiments seen earlier in the thread about English people being enemies. However it's clear from polling that what the Tories offer is what they want. So we can no longer just call this a Westminster problem, it's a fundamental difference between the Scottish and English populace. Hence I'm reluctantly in the independence camp.