Ex-Tory media officer’s PR agency works with anti-mask group

THE Scottish Tories’ former head of communications is working with a group campaigning to stop people from wearing face masks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Adam Morris, who was the press officer of the party from 2014 until July this year, has set up Shorthand PR which is working with parents group Us For Them Scotland.

The Scottish Tories’ former Head of Comms has set up a PR agency (naturally) called Shorthand PR.Early clients? The anti-mask coronavirus conspiracists over at Us For Them. pic.twitter.com/pfgYDlKoum
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The campaign group, which has nearly 10,000 followers, told the BBC making masks mandatory “could have an extremely negative impact on pupils with autism, hearing impairments and conditions such as asthma”.

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Morris secured media coverage for the group in The Herald, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, STV News, Radio Forth and Clyde and BBC Radio 5live.

He told his Facebook followers: “Some coverage today for our clients Us for Them Scotland, backing the conclusion of the UK’s four chief medical officers that keeping kids away from school does more harm than good. UfT – a politically neutral campaign group with 9500 members in Scotland – believes ensuring schools stay open should be a priority, and , that children should not be forced to wear masks.

“Organiser to Bisset said: ‘It was always clear there would come a point where lockdown caused more harm than good. For children, that time has well passed. “Now that schools are open they have to stay open – no localised closures, and no mandatory wearing of masks. Children across Scotland have already missed out on far too much – it is the responsibility of the Scottish Government to ensure they don’t miss out on any more.'”

From the beginning of next week, secondary pupils in Scotland will have to wear face coverings in corridors and communal areas while in school.

Education Secretary John Swinney told BBC Radio Scotland the new guidance applies to all pupils over the age of 12, although recognised there would be exemptions.

Any child over five will also have to wear coverings on dedicated school public transport.  

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