A senior BBC presenter has refused to press Ruth Davidson on her opposition to tax-hikes despite her party pledging to increase taxes to pay for the English NHS.
On Monday Theresa May confirmed tax rises would be needed to pay for the crisis ridden English NHS.
The admission followed an announcement by the UK Prime Minister that the NHS south of the border would get £20bn in extra funding by 2023.
The tax hike admission runs counter to arguments put forward by Ruth Davidson who has peristently attacked the SNP over its policy of taxing higher earners. According to the Scottish Conservative leader, raising taxes will damage the economy.
Davidson’s attacks on the SNP have featured prominently on BBC Scotland, with the flagship evening news programme Reporting Scotland repeatedly highlighting Scottish Conservative claims.
However, despite her high-profile attacks on SNP tax increases, the MSP was not questioned on her stance when she appeared on Newsnight. Programme presenter Evan Davies mentioned the issue but bizarrely refused to press the Scottish Conservative leader.
A laughing and relaxed Davidson instead enjoyed a cosy chat with the presenter who failed to question her on any Scottish issues.
The latest refusal to question Davidson on a difficult issue follows a similar pattern going back at least two years. Last year a short video highlighting the refusal of BBC Scotland to pursue the Scottish Conservative leader on a range of controversial issues was watched by over 35,000 people.
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