Euan McColm Euan McColm

What happened to Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid WhatsApps?

Nicola Sturgeon (Credit: Getty images)

A great modern Scottish myth is that the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by government ministers in Edinburgh was vastly superior to that of their counterparts in London. This rather distasteful display of Scottish exceptionalism ignores the fact that where the UK government got things right, so did the Scottish and that, likewise, mistakes were replicated on both sides of the border.

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Euan McColm

Euan McColm is a Scottish journalist and political commentator who has written for The Times, The Scotsman and The Press and Journal.

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