...AND WE'D LOVE TO KNOW THE ANSWERWas Ruth fed duff information by her team and go ahead without checking to see if it was correct? It happens. You read something somewhere and accept it as fact. Then embarrassingly it turns out to be incorrect, incomplete or a hoax.
It's even happened to Munguin on the odd occasion. But not in parliament.
Or did Ruth know perfectly well that the criticism of the health service that she was making was in fact nothing to do with the Scottish organisation, but in fact, about the English health service...run by her rt hon friend Mr Hunt?
I'm pretty sure that as she was doing it on our pay cheque we probably have a right to know which it is.
Now, in fairness, Ruth never put herself forward as a potential first minister. She didn't reach that high. Amazingly she actually promoted herself as a potential leader of the opposition. And she got the gig.
But presumably the leader of an opposition party somewhere deep down inside has ambition to be the leader of the country?
So, do we want an incompetent for FM, or maybe an out and out fibber?
Neither, you say?
Oh, and as she was happy enough to make a song and dance about these shortcomings in parliament, now that she knows that she got the country wrong, will she be having a word with Mr Hunt about what an all-fired mess he's making of a service that many of my friends rely upon, and are being bitterly let down by?