SNP “Will Not Hesitate” to Bring Back Restrictions If COP Causes Infection Surge

The SNP’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has warned that the Scottish government “will not hesitate” to reimpose Covid restrictions if cases continue to rise north of the border, claiming there were “early signs” of a surge amid concerns that COP26 was leading to increased transmission. Hopefully the only disease spreading this week

Speaking in Holyrood, Yousaf said:

“The decline in new cases has halted in recent weeks and, at around 2,500 new cases per day, it is still at a level well above previous lows. There are early signs that case numbers may increase again hereafter and so the situation remains precarious […] We will not hesitate to strengthen the protective measures in place if it proves necessary to do so.”

Yousaf added that COP attendees should “think very carefully about their behaviours and their impact on services”. Hopefully there’ll be enough trains leaving Glasgow to avoid overcrowding then…

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Scottish Health Secretary Hits the Deck

It’s a good thing he wasn’t too badly injured – he’d have never got an ambulance…

UPDATE: Humza has commented that while he’s “all for media scrutiny & never [shies] away from it”, he doesn’t like the fact this video is doing the rounds:

Which is an odd argument given he didn’t have such quibbles over potential injury when joking about Douglas Ross “decking it” while refereeing in 2018

He can dish it out, he just can’t take it…

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Scottish Health Secretary Threatening to Sue Nursery for Discrimination

Scottish Health Chief Humza Yousaf and his wife Nadia El-Naklais are now threatening legal action against a nursery for “unlawfully discriminating” their two year-old daughter “on the grounds of race and/or religion“, after the nursery repeatedly turned down the family’s attempts to secure a place for their child. Yousaf and El-Naklais say Little Scholars Day Nursery rejected their daughter three times, yet when El-Naklais asked her white friend to submit an application for her own son just two days later, the nursery almost immediately offered the “white sounding’, non-Muslim” family a place. Not a good look, to say the least.

In a statement released yesterday afternoon, Yousaf’s lawyer claims the nursery has breached the Equality Act 2010, and is now demanding they issue a public apology within two weeks (and make a donation to “an anti-racist charity of [his] client’s choosing”) or face a legal fight. A spokesperson from Little Scholars Day Nursery said:

“Our nursery is extremely proud of being open and inclusive to all and any claim to the contrary is demonstrably false and an ­accusation that we would refute in the strongest possible terms.”

14 days to go…

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WATCH: SNP in Denial Over Anti-Independence Polls

The SNP continues to insist most Scots support independence, despite a clear trend in the polls revealing a clear fall in its support. Speaking to Sky News today, SNP Minister for Justice Humza Yousaf repeatedly claimed there was majority support for the pro-independence movement, saying:

“We have a pro-independence majority […] elected by the people of Scotland. Almost every poll that has come out has shown not only just that independence is a majority, [but] that people want to see a referendum…”

Perhaps Yousaf just hasn’t been paying attention to the news for the last month…

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