Anti-English sentiment killing Scots
Des Browne, Secretary of State for Scotland, has claimed that anti-English sentiment is killing Scottish patients:
DES Browne, the Scottish Secretary, intervened yesterday in the scandal over an outbreak of a fatal hospital bug.
He said that "best practice" from NHS hospitals in England – where infections from Clostridium difficile and MRSA have fallen as a result of "deep clean" programmes – may have been ignored north of the Border because of anti-English sentiment.
What an extraordinary claim for a Scottish Secretary of State to make. Unfortunately, due to devolution, he's not elected to represent anyone on health, so even if he's right he can't do anything about it.