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Nicola Sturgeon live on BBC News

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Callistemon Thu 09-Apr-20 14:31:16

I did think that the simplest way for this to be run was for each person on the list to be given a reference number which they could then use to access a slot for grocery delivery. No real confidentiality would then be breached.

The Welsh Government can't even get any scheme up and running.

They should have asked Gransnetters to organise it.

SueDonim Thu 09-Apr-20 14:30:03

Interesting point, Riverwalk. I don’t know.

Riverwalk Thu 09-Apr-20 14:26:54

Out of interest, is it not a gross breach of confidentiality for a government to be supplying supermarkets with a list of vulnerable people?

I know they've been ordered to delete the information once the crisis is over, but still....

SueDonim Thu 09-Apr-20 14:15:49

I haven’t seen it - were any questions asked about why the Scots Govt have yet to supply supermarkets with lists of vulnerable people, like England has? The supermarkets can’t prioritise those with greater need for online deliveries in Scotland because they don’t know who they are.

SirChenjin Thu 09-Apr-20 14:01:15

I’ll see if I can find it online somewhere - it does seem strange that Scottish businesses are being put at such a disadvantage.

Riverwalk Thu 09-Apr-20 13:56:03

Oh, I have no idea SirCh - only saw about 10 minutes and it was about PPE; and residents dying in nursing homes without a family member by their side.

My main interest was her, and the Welsh chap, being put up for scrutiny by their fellow MPs.

SirChenjin Thu 09-Apr-20 13:48:47

What did she say about the SG not paying out to businesses in the same way the Westminster Govt is in England River?

Daddima Thu 09-Apr-20 13:47:17

I think with the exception of business grants and rates relief for small businesses, leisure, and retail, all support is available throughout the UK.

Riverwalk Thu 09-Apr-20 13:32:25

I know NS divides opinion on GN but did seem to answer everything that was asked of her, with no humming & hawing and repeating of slogans, etc.

And I've just heard her Welsh equivalent, Mark Drakeford, on the World at One, equally articulate and to the point, say that he too is still answering questions to his assembly.

I'm just wondering why currently Westminster is answering to no-one apart from the dire evening press briefings.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:26:57

Jane10 I noticed that earlier on, the internet was full of a lot of angry people.

Jane10 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:03:36

There's plenty she needs to answer including why she isn't passing on the UK government's support for business. There are furious people raging about that up here.

Riverwalk Thu 09-Apr-20 12:49:19

I've just switched this on - is she answering questions from MSPs, as I think she is?