We’d all love to know how many search warrants BBC Scotland have requested so they can raid the houses of those who have stopped watching in disgust at their ongoing commitment to misinform, under-educate and titillate. For some 2017 statistics, including evidence that search warrants here, are almost non-existent, see:
A very recent request got the usual response and the usual hilarious justification.
Though avid users of the Freedom of the Information service themselves to bombard the Scottish Government in sneaky wee trawls for dirt, they don’t like to be asked any questions themselves.
See this for evidence of their growing enthusiasm for FoI, in the post-McConnell era:
Best, however, in a long list of waffly reasons for not revealing anything, is this:
If an individual was to write that kind of self-justification after a life of endless fibbing of the kind Reptilian Scotland specialises in, we’d worry about their sanity. That kind of cognitive dissonance can lead to a widening gap between the public self and the inner private self (RD Laing, 19canteen), resulting, in some cases, in schizophrenia. In the USA, such cases have often resulted in mass workplace shootings. We must hope that no one at Pacific Quay is armed.
Notably, another FoI, has gone in asking key questions:
Clearly stumped, the response answered none of the questions. Woof!