Nicola Sturgeon tops politician trust rating poll – Way ahead of the pack

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to take over from Alex Salmond as First Minister of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to take over from Alex Salmond as First Minister of Scotland

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

MORE than half of Scots trust Nicola Sturgeon to fight for Scotland’s best interests compared to less than a quarter who think David Cameron would do the same, a poll has revealed.

The Panelbase study for the SNP found 54 per cent of people believe Ms Sturgeon – who is almost certain to succeed Alex Salmond as First Minister next month – would stand up for the country’s interests compared to 24 per cent for the Prime Minister. A third (33 per cent) of those surveyed said they did not trust Ms Sturgeon to represent Scottish interests, giving her an overall trust rating of +21 – higher than the ratings for all of the Scottish party and Westminster leaders. Mr Salmond is the only other leader to have a positive trust rating, with the outgoing First Minister achieving a net score of +18.

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont was given a net rating of -5 by the research while Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson had a net score of -20 and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie scored -28.

The three Westminster leaders had lower ratings, with Nick Clegg being scored at -58 in the research.

Almost three-quarters (71 per cent) of Scots do not trust him to stand up for Scotland’s interests, compared to the 13 per cent who think he would.

Mr Cameron’s net trust rating was -41 while Labour leader Ed Miliband fared slightly better with a rating of -38.

SNP business convener Derek Mackay said: “The poll shows strong trust ratings for Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon – with the leaders of the No campaign parties at Holyrood and Westminster all negative.

“These are remarkable figures for the leaders of a government after over seven years in office.

“The Westminster parties show every sign of having to be dragged kicking and screaming to deliver on their vow of ‘extensive new powers’ for Scotland – which is no doubt a major factor in why their leaders are all so deeply distrusted.”

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President Obama Provides an Update on the Ebola Outbreak

 October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S - Very Latest

October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S – Very Latest

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

**BREAKING** Ebola Patient in Dallas Has Died – Reports

Above is what I heard that Thomas Duncan in Dallas had sadly died due to Ebola. Please note I put ‘Reports’ so I am only sharing what Israel (Mossad) the Israeli Intelligence Community have reported via a Reuters reporter. I read some reports and watched a You Tube video that claimed when Mr Duncan arrived at Texas Health Presbyterian, after being sent home 1st time, when he came back a second time showing major symptoms that he was sick several times in the building and in a lift, the people who cleaned the sick up wore no vital health equipment. I understand now why American people were angry. Months ago the UK and many other European Countries had stopped Air Travel to or from some areas in West Africa. I think the time to restrict ALL Air travel, Worldwide is a very possible outcome, lets hope this doesn’t happen. There are many unconfirmed reports of Ebola affecting others all over the World, the latest two cases being a Spanish nurse and a young boy in Miami, both are in the link above. There are now 5 cases of American people with Ebola, the death toll is climbing to 10,000 quickly, below is a link to a firm cleaning Mr Duncan’s home


(Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as Obama was briefed by agencies involved in fighting the spread of the deadly virus.

The president said it was important to follow existing protocols strictly. “But we’re also going to be working on protocols to do additional passenger screening, both at the source and here in the United States,” Obama said. However, the White House said that a ban on travel from West African countries, which some U.S. officials have called for, would slow the fight against Ebola.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said officials did not want to impede transport systems used to send supplies and personnel to the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, so a travel ban was not being considered. Airlines for America, a Washington-based trade group, separately said it would meet health and safety officials on Monday to discuss whether additional screening procedures anywhere in the world might help improve on those already in place.

Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan’s diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that the worst epidemic of Ebola on record could spread from West Africa. Duncan – who flew to the United States via Brussels and Washington from Liberia after helping a woman who later died of Ebola – is fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital initially sent him away with antibiotics, only to have him return two days later in an ambulance.

Via You Tube – The White House

Health officials said none of the 10 people who were being monitored after having had direct contact with Duncan are so far showing signs of Ebola symptoms. Ebola, which can cause fever, vomiting and diarrhea, spreads through contact with bodily fluids such as blood or saliva. Concern about the virus is also high in Europe, where the first case of Ebola being contracted outside of West Africa was reported on Monday. Spanish health officials said a nurse who treated a priest repatriated to Madrid with Ebola last month, and who died of the disease, had also been infected.

Texas Health Presbyterian said on Monday has been receiving the experimental drug brincidofovir since Saturday. The drug was developed by Chimerix Inc, which said it has been tested in more than 1,000 patients without raising safety concerns. “Chimerix has brincidofovir tablets available for immediate use in clinical trials,” the company said in a statement.

People leaving Ebola-affected countries are asked to fill out a questionnaire on whether they have symptoms such as a high fever and whether or not they have had any contact with someone who was diagnosed with Ebola. In Liberia, at least, they also are scanned for fever. Obama said on Monday that “the chances of an outbreak – of an epidemic here are extraordinarily low.” He also said some other countries were not doing enough to fight the disease at its source in West Africa.

“I’ll be honest with you: Although we have seen interest on the part of the international community, we have not seen other countries step up,” the president said. “We’ve had some small countries that are punching above their weight on this but we’ve got some large countries that aren’t doing enough.”


Several health experts and lawmakers have asked the administration to consider enhancing U.S. airport and customs screenings, including checking travelers using handheld fever scanners. Texas Governor Rick Perry, announcing the formation of a state task force on infectious diseases Monday, said that there were “mistakes” with handling the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, but defended the state’s overall public health management.

“I stand by the fact that the process is working,” Perry said. “We don’t have an outbreak. We have one event that is being handled properly.”Perry also called for enhanced screening procedures by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, including “obtaining more information about people who are coming from affected areas and taking appropriate steps upon arrival.” The death toll from the disease has been rising in three impoverished West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The current Ebola outbreak has killed at least 3,439 people since it began in March, out of nearly 7,500 confirmed, probable and suspected cases.

In addition to those three countries, the tally includes Nigeria and Senegal, where Ebola is believed to have been contained, and the one case in the United States.

Meanwhile, the fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, 33, a freelance television cameraman for NBC News, landed in Omaha from Liberia and was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.


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