Former UK Government source accuses the BBC of putting its interests before Scotland’s

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Still reeling from revelations of paedophilia among it stars, BBC Scotland has been accused again of shoddy journalism by an unnamed UK Government source. On Thursday at 06:26am and another five times that morning, BBC Scotland reported:

‘The SNP wants a second independence referendum over a vote on the final Brexit deal. Ian Blackford who leads the party at Westminster said the party must not lose sight of the option of another independence vote in the event of a hard Brexit.  A UK Government source accused the SNP of using Brexit as an excuse to revive the independence campaign and putting their part interests before the country’s.’

It’s hard to believe that that BBC Scotland can’t remember the name of their source or that he/she didn’t want to be named. So, they either made it up ‘to balance the report’ against the SNP or it was Fluffy Mundell and they’re embarrassed to use him as a source

Professor Robertson’s source may not have been John Whittingdale, former chairman of parliament’s powerful media committee but he did once tell Reuters:

‘The level of failure of management at every level within the BBC, up to and including the director general, is just extraordinary.’

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-bbc/bbc-under-fire-again-after-false-child-sex-abuse-report-idUKBRE8A90BP20121110

Maybe it was Lord Tebbit, who now supports Scottish Independence, for reasons best not disclosed, but I really can’t remember who it was now. Does it matter?

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5 thoughts on “Former UK Government source accuses the BBC of putting its interests before Scotland’s

  1. John July 4, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    My money is on they made it up , that sounds like the kind of thing they would do , Fluffy doesn’t even know what century we are in never mind knowing what is happening in Scotland !

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald July 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

    It is also part of the GMS tradition. For as long as I can remember, GMS have almost always started with a quote from a Tory press release condemning some SNP or Labour Scottish or UK government policy before the actual policy has been announced, thus slanting the subsequent interviews into defensive ones. We saw this in operation with regard to the Electoral commission’s findings that the LEAVE campaign had broken the law- the BBC led with Leave’s spoiler.

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