Post by Farmer Giles Post by Farmer Giles Post by Custos Custodum Post by Farmer Giles Post by Custos Custodum Post by Farmer Giles
There were 152,353 attendances at A&E services in Scotland.
90.6% of attendances at A&E services were admitted, transferred or
discharged within 4 hours.
1,406 (1%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department.
354 (0.2%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
Thus, 99% treated within 8-hour target.
Demand has increased from 129 838 in February 2019 to 152 353 in August.
NHS England A&E Type 1 services treated only 78.3% in 4 hours.
What a sad little person you are, spending every waking hour looking for
some way to spew out your venomous hated of England and the English.
You could say much the same about your hero, Henderson, wrt Scotland
and the Scots. But you won't. Why is that, I wonder?
Because he doesn't, but even if he did it would only be a reaction to
the anti-English venom which has been coming the other way for generations
"Every waking hour" may be a bit hyperbolic, but there's no doubt that
he spends a lot of time trawling through the tory press looking for
articles that show Scotland in a bad light. Why would anyone with his
self-proclaimed "superior intellect" want to engage in tit-for-tat
games with a minority of the Scottish population? (Apart from the fact
that his condition compels him to do it.)
Post by Custos Custodum Post by Farmer Giles
Do you deny that hating the English is endemic in Scotland,
Of course I do. Where it exists, it is largely confined to particular
social and IQ groupings. It is certainly nowhere nearly prevalent
enough to be considered "endemic". Why would so many English people
move north to work, study, raise their families and generally enjoy a
better quality of life if they felt there would be ongoing hostility?
Comparatively few do that - and, of those that do, many do experience a
great of hostility. Those that do go to Scotland to study at university
have to pay, unlike everyone else from the EU. Is that not a good
example of anti-Englishness, and at the highest level?
Post by Custos Custodum Post by Farmer Giles
Scottish nationalism is little more than anti-Englishness?
Unlike its English counterpart, Scottish nationalism is inclusive in
nature. We welcome incomers, regardless of where they are from. How
many Brexiters cited immigration as at least one of their reasons for
voting to leave the EU?
You know nothing of immigration in Scotland - the vast majority of
immigrants simply don't want to go there, and Scots themselves are too
busy migrating elsewhere. Your views will mean something when Edinburgh
becomes minority white.
But why shouldn't people object to their country and way of life being
deliberately transformed into something they do not want, and have not
been asked if they want?
Hmmm....I wonder whether a Muslim majority Scotchland wooed ban the kilt for on the grounds of sexual deviancy and for women on the grounds of immodesty.... RH
I'm sure that the majority of Scots have as much dread of that scenario
as we do, Robert, it's just the English-hating faction that claims to
want more immigration.
They claim that because they know that the vast majority of immigrants
don't want to and won't go there, and that in making such noises they
can attack the English in the process by labelling those who sensibly
object to the 'Transformation' as 'racists'.
SNP Justice Minister to consider scrapping not proven verdict in Scottish trials
Humza Yousaf, the Scottish Justice Minister
Humza Yousaf, the Scottish Justice Minister CREDIT: PA
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Simon Johnson, scottish political editor
9 OCTOBER 2019 • 6:41PM
The SNP's Justice Minister is to consider scrapping the not proven verdict in Scottish criminal trials after landmark research said this could tip jurors towards finding more accused guilty.
Humza Yousaf said he would hold "serious discussions" about moving to a "two verdicts system" following a major study into how Scottish juries reach decisions.
He is also to consider the two-year study's evidence that reducing jury size to 12 could lead to more jurors switching their stance to the majority view.
Unlike most of the world's legal systems, Scotland's juries have 15 members who can give three possible verdicts in criminal cases - guilty, not guilty and not proven.
As with not guilty, not proven means the accused is acquitted but the verdict is not defined in statute or case law and juries are not told anything about its meaning.
Women's groups have demanded the "confusing" verdict be abandoned as it is returned disproportionately in sexual violence cases and gives juries an 'easy out' when reaching a decision.