WELL, JACKSON, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Jackson Carlaw is on Twitter today complaining that Jeane Freeman, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport is an unpleasant person who can be sharp with people, at least, according to an article in the Times Of London.

I’ve never met Jeane Freeman and I have no idea whether she is sharp or rude, so I can’t comment.

But Mr Carlaw thinks that: “This leaves serious question marks over Freeman’s ability and conduct; and calls into question the SNP’s legitimacy in managing Scotland’s precious NHS. The SNP are politically and morally bankrupt, time’s up for this failing government.”

As I say, I know nothing about Ms Freeman so I can’t comment on the accuracy of the article (which, because I don’t pay the Times of London any money, I cannot even read) but, just supposing there is some truth to it, it’s a bit of a leap of logic to say that this would mean that the SNP is politically and morally bankrupt.

The SNP runs the Scottish Health Service because it is the elected government of Scotland… rather like the Conservatives and Matt Handcock run the English Heath Service, because that is how the English voted. No one doubt the Tory Party’s legitimacy to run the service. They were elected to do so, never mind how rude Priti Patel allegedly is.

The legitimacy to govern comes from elections, not from some alleged shortness from a minister.

And given that the aforementioned Mr Handcock seems to be completely out of his shallow depth in his role, and resorts to making stuff up, particularly about Coronavirus, (not to mention standing creepily near to a colleague while broadcasting so that she moves away and puts her handbag between them), I think Mr Carlaw would do well to give that particular subject a wide swerve.

Additionally, England’s Department of Health doesn’t really have a great record now, does it?.

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I’d have a great deal more time for Mr Carlaw and his Twitterings if he actually had a policy, any policy, to offer up.

But he doesn’t.

SOPPY SUNDAY

1. Morning.
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2. Hi. Chilly out.
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3. I don’t care if it’s chilly. Don’t come in here. I got claws!
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4. Is this Boris’s bridge that’s going to Ireland?
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5. Chas and Dave song comes to mind.
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6. Moooooooooooooo.
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7. And they called it “Puppy Love”.
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8. Southern Falls, New Zealand.
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9. Yummy.
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10. A bit of sunbathing here.
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11. See these teeth?  They could do you damage.
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12. So could mine…when I grow up.
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13. Quack quack.
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14. Don’t eat me. I’m very small and wouldn’t provide much sustenance. Besides, I’m cute.
Baby Skunk
15. No, don’t run away. I don’t smell that bad all the time. Just when someone wants to eat me.
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16. My mum’s hands are almost as big as I am.
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17. Bottle time for a baby chinchilla.
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18. Hold on tight or you’ll get lost.
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19. Bedtime for sleepy puppies.
20. I don’t suppose anyone has a comb?

And a wee bonus, afterthought…

 

ADVICE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

 

 

 

 

BUT SERIOUSLY. THIS THING ISN’T A JOKE…

 

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Late addition to the page. Thanks BJSAlba.

THANK GOODNESS WE HAVE OUR OWN GOVERNMENT

The general advice appears to be to avoid handshaking.

After all, you may have diligently washed your hands, but, you have to ask yourself, has the other person?

Also, as far as we can make out, he was in Kettering, and again, as far as we know, there are no cases of Coronavirus in Kettering.

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So, it was quite probably a pile of bull, that he stuttered and stumbled his way through.

Still, unlike the weird old orange bloke in the White House, Johnson doesn’t seem to under any illusion that a dose of the flu vaccine will cure it.

Dear lord, these are supposedly leaders.

Soppy Sunday

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1. Morning you lot.
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2. Monterey sunset. 
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3. Black squirrel.
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4. High Five.
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5 Bali.
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6. Clouds over Fuji.
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7. Just stopped by for a bite to eat…
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8/9/10. Genie, John’s friend’s cat, shortly to be joining them in Bulgaria. There’s a story to this one, which I’ll leave for John to tell.
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9.
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10.
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11. Algarve.
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12. Well, I’d not get so dirty if luncheon were served on Dresden China.
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13. I need a haircut.
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14. Hmmm, I wonder if she’s got anything tastier.
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15. When you’re as little as I am, and your mummy has that great big horn, you tend to be a good little animal.
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16. what the butler’s dog saw!
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17. I gotcha.
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18. Let’s go for a walk.
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19. Le jour où la pluie viendra.
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20. Right, that’s your lot. Munguin says so. See you next week. Don’t be late.