Archive | February, 2018

BBC Scotland’s shameless attempt to scare with claim that Scottish hospital has cladding ‘similar’ to that of Grenfell revealing ignorance of Scottish building regulations.

13 Feb

How the BBC go out of their way to cause alarm and fear in the public.

Talking-up Scotland

Leaving aside their tabloid and inaccurate language in describing the fact that the Scottish Government will meet the cost of replacing the 5% only of the cladding which is ‘similar’ with:

‘Taxpayers will foot the £6m bill for replacing cladding panels on two new Glasgow hospitals.’

BBC Scotland News open with an attempt to simply and directly associate the disaster with a risk at the hospitals:

‘Cladding similar to that used on the Grenfell Tower is to be removed from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children…. Cladding made from an aluminium composite material is thought to have contributed to the rapid spread of the fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower in June 2017.’

Only several paragraphs later do they begin to reveal the truth

‘And after “forensic checks” last summer, cladding similar to, but not the same as that used on the London tower, was…

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