James Cook has just pointed out that by January 2, 2018, 63 people in the USA had died at the hands of a gun. That’s more than the Las Vegas massacre. It happens all the time in the USA and only makes the news here if it is a massacre or if there are Muslims involved, but every life is a life no matter whether it ends as a one-off or part of a mass shooting. And what is Mr Trump doing about gun control? Answers on a postcard.
As most of you know my mother recently spent a little time in hospital in Dundee. It was busy, right before Christmas and the staff were run off their feet, but they all had time for a friendly word, a little bit of encouragement, for all the patients, not just my mum.
Some of the patients were less than pleasant. I heard one woman moaning about the food, another potty mouth complaining that they were keeping her against her will, and a third who kept getting dressed and heading towards the doors, determined to leave. And that was only in a bay of 6 beds!
As well as treating seriously sick patients these nurses and doctors coped with these stresses. And they did it with a smile.
We are incredibly lucky to have the health service we have and I’d like to say a personal to them.
Best summed up by our own dear Arbroath 1320
aha … so it IS true then … there are MORE kids staying on at school to better improve their education before moving onto tertiary education then. WOW! who knew eh? MORE Scottish school kids are seeing the benefits of a SCOTTISH education I blame the SNP myself! SNP BAAAD
That along with the fact, pointed out by various people, that “6th form” is an English expression not used in Scotland.
Dr David McNay Retweeted HeraldScotland
@heraldscotland you should try employing some Scottish people for your SCOTLAND BAD propaganda; we call it 6th year here.
Really, Scotland Office, Dover House, London, when you are writing press releases for the Scottish press, could you get someone who is Scottish to do it? It makes more sense to us who don’t speak English English and y’know, it’s a courtesy to use OUR terminology in OUR country.
We are fortunate that university education in Scotland is run by the Scottish government, because, not only is it £9500 a year cheaper than in England, additionally it is spared this creepy son of a lord fellow who knows next to nothing about university education and who, according to his now much-deleted twitter account has interesting and freely expressed opinions on matters sexual as well as education! I’m sure he will be as great a success as most of the rest of the Maybot’s appointments.