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The relative size of the truth

Posted on February 26, 2015 by

Sometimes a picture can say a lot more than a thousand words. Below, to the left of the vertical red line on our graphic, you can see the prominence that the Daily Record gave to their lies about “The Vow” and the Smith Commission report, which were found to be false by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

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On the right of the line, at the same scale, is the prominence they gave to the truth.

The Record’s readers had to wait three months for the tiny correction. The lies can, as we write this at 6.30pm, all still be read on the paper’s website (the 8.01 entry at this link). It would be hard to imagine a more complete and resounding display of utter contempt for IPSO’s judgement and for the truth. No apology was offered, just a couple of derisory paragraphs of weasel-worded waffle about a “misunderstanding”.

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Today the paper, along with Scottish Labour, callously threw a young nurse under a bus in a desperate attempt to distract even from that pitiful concession to honesty by hysterically attacking this site. We hadn’t told a single lie.

(We hear, though we haven’t yet been able to confirm, that the Forth Valley Royal Hospital has now issued a statement on the matter of Labour using an in-uniform NHS Scotland employee for political ends.)

It’s important to remember what that was really all about.

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  1. Marco McGinty says:

    Not only has the Daily Record failed to provide an apology for the blatant lies, it has failed to take any responsibility for the incessant lies, and effectively pinned any blame on the “source close to the Smith report”.

    Which pretty much sums up the Daily Record and its standard of journalism – lazy, piss poor and wholly inaccurate.

  2. One_Scot says:

    Can you imagine actually giving your money to the Daily Record, does not bear thing about.

  3. HandandShrimp says:

    Spot on, the real story here is that the Record are shower of lying gits and their apology for being found out was hidden in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’*

    The nurse/actress/Labour party incompetence is a side show.

    *credit to Douglas Adams.

  4. Proud Cybernat says:

    So ‘THE VOW’ has been delivered, Daily Redcoat? Has it? Well, if it has as you so prominently claimed (by LYING to the people of Scotland), you won’t have problem then telling us all what significant new powers will be coming to Scotland as a result of your tissue of lies.

    One significant power will do. Just one.

    Nothing to offer?

    Thought not. You LYING GITS. May your sales fall all the way through to Australia.

  5. Natasha says:

    I still maintain that she is a very silly girl.

  6. heedtracker says:

    They’re a shower of lying gits dripping malice.

  7. MolliBlum says:

    They just can’t help themselves, can they?

    Not only did they fail to offer an apology, and shunted the blame for the “misunderstanding” onto some unnamed “source”, but they are still claiming that “the impact… is yet to fully determined” (as though maybe, just maybe, those billions might still materialise after all).

    Errm… nope.

    The Smith Report clearly states:

    “…the Scottish and UK Governments’ budgets should be no larger or smaller simply as a result of the initial transfer of tax and/or spending powers…”

    “This means that the initial devolution and assignment of tax receipts should be accompanied by a reduction in the block grant equivalent to the revenue forgone by the UK Government…”

    https://www.smith-commission.scot/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The_Smith_Commission_Report-1.pdf

  8. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “I still maintain that she is a very silly girl.”

    Well, she’s daft if she believe’s Labour’s NHS pish.

    But I suspect that she posed for the photos having been promised that the NHS logo would be airbrushed out to protect her, which it was for the earlier ones, but Scottish Labour’s incompetence (and the sheer malice with which they insisted on drawing attention to her being a real nurse, not an actress) hung her out to dry.

    I don’t like her views or the eagerness with which she went along with the Record’s monstering, but if she gets in trouble I still feel a bit sorry for her, because she trusted Scottish Labour and they let her down.

  9. John says:

    Will the Record now also apologise to the nurse that they and the Labour party spokesman outed?Interesting headline might be: “Labour health spokesman reduces front-line nursing staff”

  10. Brian Powell says:

    They think they are being smart but it is us they insult; the people, the voters.

  11. geeo says:

    For the absence of doubt, whether this nurse was complicit or not, it should not be treated as a sacking offence in any way.

    It should be used by the SNHS bosses to serve as a warning not to become involved in political expression while wearing NHS uniform.

    Even if she knew what she was doing, should anyone cheer if she is thrown under the pink labour bus as a result of this, considering labour will get off Scot free ?

    Not for me thanks, but there is nothing wrong with using this incident to highlight the lies and hypocritical nature of that odious newspaper, the Record (people’s champion indeed).

  12. sinky says:

    Retard may slag Wings but at least blogs give same prominence to errors and corrections

  13. boglestone says:

    I feel for the Nurse/Actress. It doesn’t matter what job she does, she’s perfectly entitled to support what ever political cause she wants. The issue with the NHS logo is entirely Labour’s responsibility. It was their mistake, not hers.

    I sincerely hope she doesn’t get into any trouble over this as it would be grossly unfair, and if she is an actress, I hope she gets some work through the publicity. It would go a small way to making up for what must be an unpleasant experience.

    But the blame for her situation lies squarely at the door of whatever Labour numpties thought it would be a good idea to display the NHS logo on her uniform.

  14. Stoker says:

    Now that WOS has done the bulk of the ground work, in getting IPSO to admit The Rectum was in the wrong, i think it may be worth every single one of us making complaints to IPSO, pointing out the 3-months to get a feeble and miniscule correction AND the original article still being present and not being immediately removed. That means people are still being lied to.

    We should also request, given the severity of the lie produced by The Rectum, that the paper is made to print an equivalent full front page apology and explanation. Not something so obscure you would need Columbo to find it.

    This rag has helped to con a nation and doesn’t even apologise.

    We need to alert IPSO, en mass, regarding this serious matter.

  15. Keep digging, Rev.

  16. Croompenstein says:

    Par for the course when the MSM is caught out printing pish the apology is postage stamp sized, but they had the cheek to print an article and an editorial criticising WoS in a wee fit of pique.

  17. Stoker says:

    Speak out now or forever haud yer wheesht!
    😉
    IPSO
    https://www.ipso.co.uk/IPSO/index.html

  18. Bootsy81 says:

    This is the latest word I’ve received from NHS Forth Valley. Hopefully they investigate and release a statement condemning Scottish Labour for mistreating one of their employees in this way.

    “Good afternoon Mr MyName

    Please see the statement below

    “All staff working in the NHS are obviously entitled to their own personal views and opinions and can support any political party of their choice. As the majority of NHS nursing staff in Scotland wear a national uniform which bears the NHS Scotland logo, staff should avoid wearing their uniform in any situation which could potentially align NHS Scotland with any political party or campaign. NHS staff should also follow organisational polices and relevant professional codes of conduct, which for nurses are set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We are aware of the leaflet and are work is underway to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding this issue”.

    Kind Regards

    Cate

    Cate Brown

    Patient Relations

    Forth Valley Royal Hospital

    Telephone: 01324 566112”

  19. Shuggy says:

    This situation was parodied beautifully in ‘Hot Metal’ 30 years ago:

    Crossword Clue: Commission that didn’t say what we said it did. (5)

    Thank God we’ve moved on, eh?

  20. Bootsy81 says:

    But as Stu says, this is really about the Record and their misconduct. Although I do think the way Scottish Labour have used the NHS is appalling and deserves to be highlighted as well. As I say, I hope NHS Forth Valley has the foresight to condemn Labour and not their employee.

  21. galamcennalath says:

    Rev. Stuart Campbell says:
    “…. she trusted Scottish Labour and they let her down.”

    She, and hundreds of thousands of other Scots over the last thirty years.

  22. Wulls says:

    Here is FV health board statement in full.

    “All staff working in the NHS are obviously entitled to their own personal views and opinions and can support any political party of their choice. As the majority of NHS nursing staff in Scotland wear a national uniform which bears the NHS Scotland logo, staff should avoid wearing their uniform in any situation which could potentially align NHS Scotland with any political party or campaign. NHS staff should also follow organisational polices and relevant professional codes of conduct, which for nurses are set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We are aware of the leaflet and are work is underway to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding this issue”.

  23. Wulls says:

    Here is the FV health boards statement in full…

    “All staff working in the NHS are obviously entitled to their own personal views and opinions and can support any political party of their choice. As the majority of NHS nursing staff in Scotland wear a national uniform which bears the NHS Scotland logo, staff should avoid wearing their uniform in any situation which could potentially align NHS Scotland with any political party or campaign. NHS staff should also follow organisational polices and relevant professional codes of conduct, which for nurses are set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We are aware of the leaflet and are work is underway to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding this issue”.

  24. george says:

    “it wisnae me tha’ did it, it wis tha’ big lad ower ther’.”

    what a pathetic excuse for a newspaper

  25. Gillz says:

    “But I suspect that she posed for the photos having been promised that the NHS logo would be airbrushed out to protect her”

    Stuart – I don’t see what difference this would have made – whether we know who she works for or not. She is still clearly dressed as a nurse, and speaks “as a nurse”, which is clearly against the rules as laid out by her regulating professional body, the NMC. She looks as if she is speaking with authority as to what is politically right for the NHS, when she clearly isn’t. Colleagues who don’t agree with her must be annoyed that they are not allowed to counter this in a similar, public fashion

  26. Paula Rose says:

    @ CharlieMurphy – keep developing however long it takes, may be ages.

  27. Lesley-Anne says:

    I think this may be the first time that we have reached such a promintary point as this in the NHS in Scotland geeo with regards to NHS staff appearing in political literature wearing NHS uniforms. I bow to knowledge of others if I am wrong here.

    Like so many other Wingers I too do not want to see her sacked. I think the worst she should face would possibly be a severe “dragging over hot coals” so that she is left in no uncertain terms what is and what is not considered acceptable.

    General details of this situation should be circulated throughout the NHS, without names or places of work mentioned, so that every NHS worker is left in no doubt what is expected of them whilst maintaining her anonymity as much as practicable.

    In future anyone working for the NHS who behaves in a similar manner should expect to lose their job at the very least for bringing the NHS into disrepute.

    No one working in the NHS should be left in any doubt that appearing in political literature wearing NHS clothing is NOT acceptable in any circumstances!

  28. Andy-B says:

    Don’t just punish the Daily Record by not buying it, also punish its parent company the Trinity Mirror group, cause them pain where it hurts.

    That’s the only way to deal with them, make their sales and online hits plummet.

    Here’s a list of what they publish, avoid them all.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Mirror

  29. Clootie says:

    Daily Record expresses regret!

    “The Daily Record is sorry that we had to make an apology”

    p.s. we had our fingers crossed so it doesn’t count anyway

  30. heedtracker says:

    “because she trusted Scottish Labour and they let her down.”
    She’s just one of millions across the union, let alone Scotland. THE VOW fraud is the last big nail in their coffin.

  31. Wulls says:

    Like everyone else here I do not want to see Suzanne loosing her job over this.
    What I would like to see is the arsehole from Scottish labour who used the photo of her in uniform exposed and severely bollocked.
    My wife worked in the NHS for many years and had to follow the uniform policy to the letter or she knew there would be consequences.
    What I really want to know is why was this not picked up during the referendum campaign ????
    It beggars belief.

  32. KennyG says:

    You can tell they’re still seething about the whole ‘vow’ business. I suspect they’ll be clawing around ferociously in the coming days looking for something, anything, to try and divert attention away from it.

    That is, im sure, right after they deal with the lies still present on their website and issue a proper correction before they get in any more trouble.

  33. KennyG says:

    “Staff should avoid wearing their uniform in any situation which could potentially align NHS Scotland with any political party or campaign”

    Does this mean that they’re not banned from wearing their uniforms, instead only advised to avoid it?

  34. Onwards says:

    “The VOW delivers”

    The way in which a £20 BILLION mistake was swept under the carpet, shows the danger of a UK government without the SNP keeping up the pressure.

    If it wasn’t for the referendum, Scotland wouldn’t be getting any new powers.

    And if we end up with a Tory or Labour UK majority government, then Scotland will just be ignored again.
    Even the feeble Smith Commission recommendations will be watered down to nothing.

    And biased media such as the Record will play along.. trying to misrepresent or bury the story as they tried to do here.

  35. caz-m says:

    Kezia Dugdale got in on the act a FMQ’s today.

    She mentioned,

    “Suzanne Hunter a dedicated nurse from Clackmannanshire…”

    Starts 7 mins in:-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/scotland-31641583

  36. Effijy says:

    IPSO:

    Implementing Propaganda Statements Objectively.

    And that’s an Ipso Facto!

  37. Murray McCallum says:

    The graphic of the Daily Record front pages compared to their “correction” is quite stunning.

    I guess IPSO view all that as balanced, adequate and appropriate. Yet another weak UK regulator.

  38. galamcennalath says:

    Perhaps it’s time the Trinity Mirror group concluded that the Record has reached its ‘News of the World moment’ … with The Vow, it played a central role in the biggest fraud in Scottish history.

  39. R-type Grunt says:

    Speaking personally, I couldn’t give a damn about this nurse. You fly wi’ the craws, you get shot wi’ the craws. Simples.

    Jim Murphy’s now going to have to change his pledge to “1001 extra nurses over & above anything the SNP pledge”.

    Labour are morons, as are anyone who votes for them.

  40. Hoss Mackintosh says:

    We should just wait until the Forth Valley NHS investigation reveals what really happened.

    Either the Nurse Suzzane was complicit in this or she is not. If she has any sense she should blame Labour for using her photo without her permission and without removing the NHS logo.

    I think her relationships with the local Labour MSP and his advisor may be a bit strained at the moment

    I suspect that Labour either forgot to photoshop the NHS logo or decided to leave it in for maximum effect. Most likely the latter as desparate times require desparate measures. The McTernan effect – me thinks.

    So it will be interesting to see what happens over the next few week or so.

    It would be sad indeed if Muphy needed 1001 extra nurses.

    However, I really think that Eleanor Bradford needs to investigate this for the BBC and get it on to the Monday news as priority.

    But it looks like she has been working too hard raising all these NHS FOIs so she may be taking it a bit easier over the next while…

    http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/51771000/jpg/_51771111_eleanor_bradford_old_two.jpg

  41. Lesley-Anne says:

    Well I’ve just spent 30 minutes on the IPSO site typing up a ham fisted “village idiot2 style complaint to them. I now have no idea whether it was sent or what … DAMN!

    After typing away for ages went to press the “next” button and lo and behold i found myself at the previous page where you enter the basic details about the type of complaint etc. Boy I’m confused! 😉

    I certainly can’t remember what i typed so I’m not sure whether I’m up to even try again. 🙁

  42. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Andy-B.

    The list of Trinity mirror newspapers is actually at:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Trinity_Mirror_titles

  43. Dr Jim says:

    Hot off the Presses
    Daily Record in fit of pique coz not everybody likes them

    I suppose it’s getting close to the stage where most folk don’t like them now, every day in every way the people are learning
    Must be strange when people like David Clegg go on the telly to realize at least half the nation loathe the sight of you i wouldn’t like that but then again i don’t do anything for folk to hate me that much
    Only Saying

  44. Alabaman says:

    So Stew,
    The battle is just starting, and it will not be just The R::::::d who will be out for your blood, Murphy and his two Bloodhounds will join forces with the paper, so this could potentially become very,very interesting, if it turns out to be so ,don’t forget that you have hundreds, if not thousands of “troops” who wil back “wings” up, there is nothing so devastating as the truth!!.

  45. It would be interesting to find out how many FOI requests (which cost a minimum of £65 to answer) BBC Scotland has submitted to the Scottish government in comparison to FOI requests the BBC has submitted to the UK government annually over the last four years.

    The BBC of course do not give answers to FOI requests on how much they spend on Sport, culture in Scotland, hiding behind “commercial confidentiality” although they are a public body.

    btw Although we slag off the the BBC, STV proved this evening that they are just as Anglocentric when main Scottish News bulletin was truncated to 15 minutes in order that a meaningless Europa football cup tie involving a non Scottish team could be screened.

    Another reason that broadcasting should be devolved by the Smith Commission as the football could have been joined 15 minutes into the game without any loss of enjoyment.

  46. JLT says:

    Personally, I don’t think this is over. I think there will be more revelations in this wee story. Give the Record a spade, and it will continue to dig in the hole that it is in. Simply put, both the Record and Labour have been caught in a trap of their own making.

    I guess the Record will just go on ignoring the facts that have come to light, and continue to press with the story of ‘Scottish Nurse bullied and abused by nasty Separatists’.

    As to Labour …tumbleweed …the wind faintly cries …more tumbleweed

  47. Chris says:

    Well, I’m never going to buy it – I’m a “Nationalist” reader myself – but it’s nice to discover that I’m a rabid fascist maniac who hates all things English and am an extremist who should be cast out to the margins of polite society.

    …quite a shock for a mild-mannered man born down south with an estuary accent, a 30 year residency qualification and a strong aversion to Unionist politicians and their hangers-on as living here since 1984 has given me a good idea that Scotland run by Scotland is better then Scotland run by Westminster. Well, maybe that’s just me and the Daily Record knows better. 🙂

  48. Barontorc says:

    The fact is SLAB should be given Health Warning status. Everything it touches becomes infected.

  49. arthur thomson says:

    I have thought hard about the nurse situation. Whoever she is, she is an adult and if she is really a nurse then she has responsibilities on a day to day basis that require care and compassion. I support the SNP and the cause of Scottish self government because I care about the life chances of my family and of all Scottish children. This ‘nurse’ has aligned herself with a malign organisation called the Labour Party which has shown itself to consistently subordinate the life chances of Scottish people to the interests of other people. Any sympathy I might have for this ‘nurse’ is constrained by these circumstances.

  50. Another Union Dividend says:

    It would be interesting to find out how many FOI requests (at average cost of £66) the BBC has submitted to Scottish government in comparison to UK government requests annually over the past four years.

    Particularly as the BBC does not give information about how much they spend on Sports coverage in Scotland due to “commercial confidentiality” even although they weren’t asked about specific contracts.

    btw Although BBC gets justifiable slagging on this site, STV proved to be just as anglo centric this evening when the main STV Scottish news bulletin was truncated in view of a meaningless Europa football cup tie involving non Scottish sides.

  51. Calum McLean says:

    As a lifelong Labour voter I stand by Jimmy Reid’s words: ‘I didn’t leave the Labour Party. The Labour Party left me’.

    In 2007 I lent my vote to the SNP.

    Because of The Daily Record, and I genuinely hope their journalists read this, my vote for the SNP is now PERMANENTLY SNP for the foreseeable future.

    IF The Daily Record became more objective and stopped taking Labour voters as stupid election fodder they might just reverse the newspaper’s terminal decline in readership.

    Not to mention the restoration of journalistic integrity, fairness and self respect.

    All I want is decent government. The SNP is not perfect, but it is 1,000 more effective and fair than the ghost that once called itself Labour. RIP Labour.

  52. scottieDog says:

    Guys I guess I’m thinking had the shoe been on the other foot would labour have gone all out to expose the snp had they tried something similar. Of course, MSM would have projected such a revelation to stratospheric levels.
    The labour spin machine is ruthless. all we hear is how unjust it is that we rightly question the authenticity of their press release.

  53. David Anderson says:

    Complaint to IPSO sent. That is complete disrespect to anyone unfortunate enough to come across their rag. If that is what is expected on being found to be lying then no wonder shit like the rag in question feel they can act as they wish. So much for being held to account. The connection between the rag and those it is fighting for in the Labour party is clear for all to see. Eyes will be opened on a daily basis as they continue to portray those who intned to vote against their interests as part of something negative. What a shower of shite, the fact that they spend their time thinking of how to twist things and spin stories to their advantage instead of actively seeking to make Scotland flourish makes me sick.Dugdale mentioning this today was a blatant example of that and whilst I know McTernan has no shame I would have thought there would be someone with some decency in the Labour camp who would have thought it best not to try and take some moral high ground.

  54. Naina Tal says:

    Willie Wolfe yaised tae be SNP leader. He must be burlin’ in his grave. He ran a shovel factory in Bathgate. Just think o’ how mony he could hae sellt tae the rid Tories an’ the Recker for diggin’ aw
    thae holes.

  55. Bill McLean says:

    Calum – I voted Labour in England and Scotland, for 40 years, until the Iraq War when THEY left me. Since then, and after a lot of reading, discussion and study of anything political I could find, i’ve voted SNP and will until I die. Although not perfect they are clearly head and shoulders above anything on offer and have the interests of people in Scotland above anything else. This foul coalition at Westminster and the foul coalition of BBC Scotland, the Daily Record and Labour in Scotland only confirms what I have learned – they have no respect for us and Labour are simply a disgrace to politics, themselves and Scotland.

  56. Chitterinlicht says:

    This is really important.

    Thank you.

    I hope DR big up.

    Last chance

  57. Tinto Chiel says:

    Having observed the conduct of The Daily Retard/Slab over the last 24 hours, may I suggest they use more spades?

    Must be close to hitting The Antipodes by this time.

    Sleep well, Stu.

  58. Iain McGregor says:

    I used to be a nurse with Forth Valley and you would just NEVER put yourself in that position. My colleagues were the same. It would be interesting to see how she was approached etc. Maybe she has family in the Labour Party.

  59. Sinky says:

    O/T Well not really.

    Prof Robertson’s record of BBC Scotland’s political coverage is well worth a read at

    http://newsnet.scot/2015/02/broadcast-news-teatime-tv-propaganda-war-well-underway/

    And The National is now online http://www.thenational.scot/ but keep buying the print copy and digital version.

  60. caz-m says:

    Confession. I actually had to pick a Daily Record up the other day. It was on a chair I was about to sit down on. I slowly picked it up, being careful not to let it touch any other part of my body.

    I through it into the nearest bin, then headed for the gents to scrub hands thoroughly and put plenty of hand sanitizer on.

    The Daily Record is a vile, disgustin piece of shit. But that’s the way their political editor, David Clegg, likes it.

    Everything about this rag is so anti-Scottish democracy. They want us stuck firmly under the Westminster thumb.

    I can honestly say that I hate the site of the Daily Record.

  61. One_Scot says:

    Clearly from the Daily Record latest nonsense they don’t know when they are licked, or too stupid to know.

    The Daily Record clearly cannot distinguish fact from fantasy. Do they actual think no one can see what they are doing, using unrelated facts and misrepresenting them to try and fit their agenda.

    It is pathetic in the extreme. The sooner this outfit is consigned the dust bin of history the better.

    Gutter journalism of the highest order.

  62. K1 says:

    Oh I think the spades are digging away fine…Mr Murphy is now in faux outrage condemnation mode and the FM is being potrayed as actually ‘slapping down’ ‘Ranting cybernat’.

    They really are a despicable wee rag ‘o’ rougues. Yes I am being diplomatic wi my language.

    https://archive.today/LAMjM (from Rev’s twitter feed)

  63. Roll_On_2015 says:

    .
    STU

    I left this comment on two previous articles. You may have missed it – It is worth a look.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    OT

    Stu you may find the following link of some interest, given your recent brush with the Daily Retard.

    Ipso orders newspaper where to publish its correction

    The newspaper in question was the P&J

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    .

  64. ronnie anderson says:

    I,ve been trying to get todays FMQs S/Parl Bbc Dem/live & on demand tv/catchup,nothing whatsoever,anybody with any other links.

  65. @ronnie

    Holyrood TV can’t give a link unable to paste ,grrr.

  66. Tinto Chiel says:

    @ Chris:

    Thanks for your wise comments. Despite all the English people I have met in the SNP or wider Yes movement, I can’t remember any being featured on MSM/Pravdavision.

    Shurely shome mishtake?

    After the last day or so, I feel we are approaching endgame for the Establishment media in Scotland.

    China syndrome.

  67. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi David Anderson.

    You typed,
    “The connection between the rag and those it is fighting for in the Labour party is clear for all to see.”

    Already noted. See link below.

    .
    Hi Bill McLean.

    You typed,
    “the foul coalition of BBC Scotland, the Daily Record and Labour in Scotland”

    https://sites.google.com/site/webgaffer/home/uploaded-pics-page-7/Wings-Cerberus-A3.jpg

  68. Robert Peffers says:

    @Proud Cybernat says:26 February, 2015 at 6:54 pm:

    ” … May your sales fall all the way through to Australia.

    Hey! Watch it! I’ve got family in Australia – What have the Australians done to deserve the DR?
    ;-))

  69. R-type Grunt says:

    @ Arthur Thomson

    Very well said sir.

  70. Roll_On_2015 says:

    ronnie anderson: at 9:50 pm

    I,ve been trying to get todays FMQs S/Parl Bbc Dem/live & on demand tv/catchup,nothing whatsoever,anybody with any other links.

    BBC FMQs.

  71. Lollysmum says:

    Ronnie
    They will be too busy editing it

  72. Robert Peffers says:

    @Rev. Stuart Campbell says: 26 February, 2015 at 7:05 pm:
    ” … if she gets in trouble I still feel a bit sorry for her, because she trusted Scottish Labour and they let her down.”

    Personally I feel sorry for anyone who is daft enough to trust the Record with anything. If their judgement is so poor they have become a danger to themselves and thus to the rest of the Scottish population. They need protection from themselves.

  73. Shuggy says:

    Ronnie at 9.50pm@

    I watched FMQs this evening on the ScotParl site, if that’s any help?

    http://www.scottishparliament.tv/

  74. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Ronnie.

    This is the web site to explore for videos of Holyrood:-

    http://www.scottishparliament.tv/

    PS: saw your messages about/from GMF -Ta! We try…
    I’ve got the printouts done for your order: it’s now Pete’s job to put the badges together.

  75. ronnie anderson says:

    Many thanks people trying to catch up on todays events

  76. Drew says:

    My 87 year old auntie died this morning and, as a result, I’ll never have to buy the rag again!

    I’ll miss her, but not her paper of choice.

    Having said that, since the referendum she put most of it straight in the bin, keeping only Saturday’s TV guide. She knew it was a load of BS, long before she passed on.

  77. ronnie anderson says:

    @ Briandoonthetoon Julie was going to put in a order for more badges,she was over the moon with them,& more delighted when I told her there were more on the way & she & some volunteers will be at the Wings nite out on the 1st May, Thanks Guys.

  78. Morag says:

    But I suspect that she posed for the photos having been promised that the NHS logo would be airbrushed out to protect her, which it was for the earlier ones….

    I’m not convinced that protection is necessarily effective. If I’d gone on an SNP leaflet in one of our green fleeces, saying what my job is and explaining why a strong SNP is the best thing for the farming community, with even just my Christian name, I’d have expected to be carpeted even if I’d obscured the logo.

    These NHS uniforms are a lot more distinctive and recognisable than our green fleeces. The logo is almost superfluous, when she states up front that she’s a nurse.

  79. Marie clark says:

    Deary me, where to start in a’ this mess.

    Labour, if they thought about it, would be better coming up with their own policies and tell us how they are going to improve the lives of we Scots. Mind you the campaign they are fighting would appear to be 12 months too early.

    Instead, they choose to sit and think up insults to ordinary folk who express an opinion different to theirs. That’s allowed you know, It’s called democracy. I was always taught to respect the other persons point of view. It may be different to mine and I might not agree with it. But that is their right. Instead we get all this bile and trying to set traps for the SNP and then they go and fall into their own trap.

    The nurse/actress whatever she is has been badly used by SLAB. It would probably never have left WOS if smart arse SLAB had not jumped in to cause a stushie. It would appear the two who started this are known to the lady, one of them seems to be a friend. That’s some friend to do this to you. When all is said and done, the lady did pose for the pictures for Bitter Thegither, she knew what she was doing. If SLAB have used this without her permission she will have to tackle them about it. If she is indeed a nurse, well, she knew the rules about politics whilst in uniform.

    As for the retard, they are beyond redemption. Today was very childish behaviour, trying to hide what was really biting their bum. Rev Stu has gotten under their skin bigtime. Good.

    When the fundraiser comes Rev, like many another winger has said today, I’ll double my original donation.

    Mair power tae yer elbow young man. We’ve a’ got yer back.

  80. Having been let down by the Labour Scottish Branch and the Daily Record will this ”nurse” feature in anymore leaflets? Also will she still vote for Labour.

    Further more let us not forget that last years BT leaflet and this present one were so full of lies and scaremongering.

    I feel no sympathy for her.

  81. dakk says:

    IPSO is just like all the other British institutions which are designed to look like they are protecting integrity and the public interest whilst their real job is damage limitation to and protection of the msm and establishment they are portrayed as monitoring.

    We can see this in the pathetic ‘correction’ which offers no remedy to the wrong.They are doing their job splendidly in much the same way as the likes of BBC Trust and the FCA do.

  82. Robert Peffers says:

    @galamcennalath says: 26 February, 2015 at 8:12 pm:

    ” … with The Vow, it played a central role in the biggest fraud in Scottish history.”

    While big it comes nowhere near being the biggest fraud in Scottish History. The so called, “Union of the Crowns”, of 1603 that did not unite the crowns. “The English Navigational Acts”, that led to, “The Darian Expedition”, (which expedition was engineered by the English Establishment) and was in itself a fraud.

    The English, “Glorious Revolution”, (that assumed to
    also depose the monarchy of Scotland while Scotland was still an independent Kingdom). The so called, “Jacobite Rebellion”, when Scots could not be rebelling against a monarch not their own and the real biggy “The Treaty of Union”, far surpass the Vow.

  83. jakedm says:

    @ Roll_On_2015

    Well done digging this out – one for the Rev methinks if it was his complaint that was upheld.

    As an aside as the Rev seems to be being blamed for everything by the DR, we thought it’d be good to have a bit of fun with the hashtag #iblametheRev for those on twitter – a few funny ones already in there!

  84. Morag says:

    I still can’t shake the thought that there’s only one Suzanne, and the original photo they were all disowning (even her) is actually of her.

    What’s the chances of two different women, about the same age and with very similar features and both called Suzanne, and both from Clackmannanshire (the smallest county in Scotland as I was taught at school) being wannabe actresses on the books of casting agencies?

    OK, I remember the Clare/Claire Lally episode, but we didn’t have a picture of Mrs. Claire Lally who probably looks nothing like Miss Clare Lally. The facial shape of all “three” women here is extremely similar if you allow for camera angle and fresh-scrubbed cheesy grin versus sultry pout.

    Put it this way. I really think there is only one Suzanne from Clackmannanshire who does acting. Other posters are convinced that Suzanne-the-nurse is the Suzanne who’s on the books of the Sonia Scott agency. If that logic is correct, the original post was entirely right in identifing the two women as one and the same, but merely failed to consider the possibility that she could be both a nurse and a wannabe actress.

    In that case, why the lying? So easy to say, yes, Suzanne is on the books of an acting agency, that’s her hobby, but she is a real nurse, take that you presumptious cybernats.

    Maybe because that wouldn’t have supported the outraged headlines? If I’m right about this (and I’m not saying I am, but the inference does seem fairly clear), what’s going to happen when/if it all comes out?

  85. Vince says:

    Too many people too sensitive about the nurse issue. I’m really not sure why someone can’t express or support a political opinion when they are outside their work even if wearing their works uniform. After all we have NHS consultants who are standing for parliament.

    The line I think is that they should not discuss their politics with clients, customers or patients.

    The most important from an SNP/yes is that we create a wider media platform to sell our politics and to show a wide range of people, businesses and other bodies who support our views and of course get the BBC out of Scotland.

  86. Robert Peffers says:

    @Vince says:26 February, 2015 at 10:58 pm:

    “Too many people too sensitive about the nurse issue. I’m really not sure why someone can’t express or support a political opinion when they are outside their work even if wearing their works uniform.”

    It is, Vince, for the very good reason that the Nursing professional body has written rules stating that while members are free to join a political party or express any political views they choose they must not do so wile in uniform. This because that associates the views expressed with the nursing profession rather than their personal views.

  87. Morag says:

    Looking in more detail at the profiles, I see that while there are many similarities and the shoe size only differs by one size, the CastingNow Suzanne is said to be 5 feet 7 inches while the Sonia Scott Suzanne is said to be 5 feet 3 inches.

    That’s quite a difference and unless one (or both) of the measurements are wrong it would indicate that there are indeed two different Suzannes on the books of casting agencies, who look remarkably similar. And if the Sonia Scott one is the nurse, both have been described as coming from Clackmannanshire.

    My detective radar is engaged, I fear.

  88. cearc says:

    Meanwhile, in a constituency near me. Danny Alexander has well outdone SLab’s one wee leaflet.

    He’s brought out a full 8 page magazine, ‘Danny the Wonder Wotsit’, complete with his favourite butternut recipe and a x-word! (Calm down, Paula Rose, it is pathetic, as is the x-word).

    https://archive.today/Bnfj3

  89. Robert Kerr says:

    @Robert Peffers 10.34

    Absolutely on the ball.

    This Robert salutes you Sir!

    Our day shall come

  90. anon says:

    its embedded in central scotland culture that the daily record speaks for joe public. i found copies of the national newpaper at my local scotmid being hidden at the upper reach of a display cabinet that only peter crouch could access or among the automarts/flyfishing weekly where it was duly mixed amongst. on calling the shop a non too bright manager muttered oh we dont sell many of those papers, which is obvious if they arent given prominence like the daily heil..makes my blood boil…said id be checking out this was resolved before i contact head office…not that im holding my breath but at least made them aware id rumbled them.

  91. Paula Rose says:

    Morag honey – a green fleece? Yes please.

  92. kat hamilton says:

    the daily heil and its supporters need challenging and for the good scottish public to boycott this rag…my local supermarket, branch of the co, you know the name, asking for the national newpapers to be displayed,beside,in partity with the other tabloids on its stands. at present it would take peter crouch on his stilettos to reach..hmmm strange that considering we’re not the tallest nation..or alternatively its down amongst the automarts or thin racing papers…ie. consigned to the dregs of the dislay unit…manager replied we dont sell many copies of that, to whichi offered advise that maybe the fact of it being hidden might be the reason for this state of affairs…talk about conspiracy theories….

  93. Paula Rose says:

    cearc dearest – just happened to tune in, ronnie anderson wants some whips so I’m very busy sorting out my stocks.

  94. Natasha says:

    @Paula Rose
    Whips and the stocks? Slight overkill, surely?

  95. cearc says:

    Not for Ronnie! Or so I hear.

  96. ronnie anderson says:

    Oh you,s are awfull bit ah like you,s.

  97. X_Sticks says:

    Whips and stocks! OMG, is this an O/T takeover bid for the main thread?

    Murphy McTernan and MacDougall will be along in a minute. They can smell a takeover from 1001 miles away.

  98. Fred says:

    Murphy & Co are all in this for the money, why would anybody suppose that this nurse allowed the use of her profile without financial renumeration? altruistic socialist? aye right!

  99. alan crerar says:

    Hope Jim Murphy won’t have to up his new nurses total to 1001. Re-print, reprint!

  100. bookie from hell says:

    Reading The Times Editorial as target is reached

    Unionist parties must seek to neutralise it(SNP)

  101. orri says:

    In my opinion the NHS can be set up to fail due to unrealistic targets. That’s exactly what Murphy did by using the wrong figures regarding cancelled operations. Whether Labour had no clue where they’d gone wrong or did so deliberately makes no real difference given they’ve yet to apologise for an act that would amount to bullying on a massive scale if the were actually in charge of NHS Scotland. Hell even the grandiose claim that they’ll simply hire more nurses than the SNP won’t address the targets being set.

  102. proudscot says:

    The nurse in question knew she was contravening NHS rules on not identifying her uniform and/or profession with any political movement or party. So I have no sympathy for her. I do not accept that she was duped or fooled into allowing herself to be used as a propaganda tool for the Labour Party by its lying mouthpiece, the Daily Record.

    Slightly O/T I have contributed £10 to the RevStu’s latest crowdfunding appeal, and was informed instantly by reply that I had just pushed the current total to over the £50k mark – and his request was for a £45k target. Shades of the IndyRef appeal which doubled his request for £50,000. I hope he has a similar result again!

  103. Gary says:

    Still distributing the leaflet. Got mine yesterday. Imagine the coincidence of the story of the ‘poor brave nurse’ who was ‘attacked by the Cybernazis’ coming out at the same time! Imagine the relative column inches given to both. Newspapers are, of course, allowed to be partisan -fair enough. But this goes beyond bending or twisting the truth. They’re deliberately lying to their readership. Loyal readers who think that what The Daily Record prints will be generally truthful. The newspaper is telling lies because it wants its readers to hold a certain opinion which it knows is wrong.



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