BORDER CLOSED..IT’S A JOKE.
Once again wee timid Scotland talks big but then delivers absolute zero.
No sooner had the half hearted announcement been made than the Chief Constable publicly pulls the rug by announcing his force will not be carrying out any special measures to enforce the measure. We have learned nothing from the last time, at the time when the English holidays started, when the Scottish Government failed to respond to the clamour of calls to restrict travel between England, where the virus was still very widespread, and Scotland where the virus was at very low levels and in retreat. A month later and the virus was rampant in Scotland and England both.
I often hear people calling on Scots to behave and make decisions as if we were already Independent. Does anyone believe that a fully Independent Scotland would not have introduced severe restrictions on cross border travel long before now and would certainly have done so now this new wave is growing massively every day? Can I remind everyone there were over 35,000 fresh infections in the UK yesterday, in one day. As countries all over Europe and wider afield cut off travel between the UK and their populations, poor wee Scotland tolerates a Chief Constable unable or unwilling to take effective measures to protect our population.
The problem may come from the top, it wasn’t so many months ago when Justice Minister Humza tried to tag protesters who turned up at the border calling for it to be closed to stop infections flowing in from England as “racists” Events and soaring numbers of fresh infections some weeks later would have justified the protesters describing Humza as a “thicko”
Sometimes I despair at our leadership. We are controlling the virus in Scotland much better than England, it was the same in the summer, then the political failure to protect our country during the English holidays resulted in a huge wave of new infections being introduced and we were back to square one. All that had been achieved being thrown away because our political leadership did not want to rock the “four nations approach”.
Stuff the four nations. Does anyone believe for a minute that if Scotland had infections levels running at more than double England Westminster would hesitate for a minute to act? Do you witness France, Germany, Belgium or the Netherlands hesitating to act this morning? Of course not, they are real countries. They act quickly in the best interests of their people.
We are a long way from Independence, folk are dying all over the country, yet the Government, our Government, are too timid to act.
It is not good enough. Simple as that.
I am, as always
YOURS FOR SCOTLAND
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