‘There must be no hiding place for those in decision-making’

Yesterday I watched First Minister’s Questions on BBC 1 Scotland.

The first question raised with the First Minister by Douglas Ross, MSP, focussed on openness and transparency in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic  [please click here to watch the full exchange]:

A number of today’s newspapers carry front-page headlines about this important matter:

This statement by Jamie Dawson, KC, forms part of nearly all the newspaper coverage:

As an advocate for ethics to be central to science, my personal experience with the Scottish Government has fallen short of this intention:

In relation to Scotland’s National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch: for politely asking what could only be considered a reasonable expectation: a full public resume of his qualifications and clinical experience, I was treated derisively by those in positions of power  [full context here]:

The above behind-the-scenes communication [Subject Access request] relate to this Keynote talk:


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