THERE’S a particularly cruel absurdity to the SNP’s online army attempting to turn public debate toward a discussion about whether the BBC should have tweeted images of the Health Secretary falling off his scooter.

Unfortunately for Humza Yousaf his embarrassment is utterly inconsequential given a pensioner has died while waiting 40 hours for an ambulance, and the First Minister has called in the army to support paramedics.

The phoney outrage cooked up by nationalists was a cynical attempt at deflection for which they should feel thoroughly ashamed. Yousaf himself tweeted, disgruntled, about the BBC footage. How anyone in the SNP has time to worry over Yousaf’s wounded pride will be beyond most Scottish citizens. As an aside, it did seem as if the Health Secretary was thoroughly enjoying himself in front of cameras before taking his tumble.

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