Nicola Sturgeon, used her PR stage yesterday to posing a question implying Celtic were actively breaking Covid rules, which is clearly untrue. The First Minister said:
“I have also seen some photographs, and I don’t know the full circumstances, that would raise a question in my mind about whether all the rules elite players have to follow in their bubble around social distancing are being complied with.”
This is a rhetorical device of those practised at manipulation. Throw in an “I don’t know”, which technically negates what follows, but allows you to make any unsubstantiated allegations, even those you highly suspect to be untrue.
She has responsibility to set the rules and ensure they are monitored. If she is unhappy with the rules she sets, she should own that responsibility.
This crisis is not a game. Our First Minister used her position yesterday to throw unsubstantiated innuendo in the direction of Celtic. Our political leaders need to be responsible when they make unsubstantiated comments THEY KNOW will stir up anger and resentment against a club who only hours earlier complained at not being protected from sectarian crime. Cut the innuendo crap and find a better government that Boris Johnston’s to shadow, pretty much the entire planet is outperforming them both.
She is a clever politician who knows what she is doing and is taking us for fools. I have no doubt how this played in the demographic she was aiming for.