Why we don’t want a Scottish 6 by the same Reporting Scotland team: BBC UK can help the Yes campaign

The above story appeared on the BBC UK website but not on the BBC Scotland website. It absolutely was not mentioned on Reporting Scotland.  I’m sure you see why it just wouldn’t appeal to the editorial team at Pacific Quay. It’s a gift to the Yes campaign. Not only are the Trident submarines not wanted by most Scots because of the risks to health associated with them and the massive direct costs of having them but here is evidence that they are also being further subsidised indirectly by obliging us to pay for nuclear electricity generation so that it, in turn, will cross-subsidise the nuclear submarines:

‘Prof Andy Stirling from Sussex argues that one reason the government is willing to burden householders with the expense of nuclear energy is because it underpins the supply chain and skills base for firms such as Rolls Royce and Babcock that work on nuclear submarines. He said: “It is clear that the costs of maintaining nuclear submarine capabilities are insupportable without parallel consumer-funded civil nuclear infrastructures.”

Though presented to the Westminster Business Select Committee, the story was never going to be reported on any Scottish platform. It only made BBC UK, the Independent and Sputnik.

In contrast, this below appeared only on the Scottish website and was headlined on Reporting Scotland. Though based on a UK-wide survey by the RCGP, it did not appear on BBC UK broadcasts nor on the website. It was reported across the Scottish and English newspapers.

This is based on the usual dodgy research by a partisan group but to headline it and repeat it all day just feels like the right thing to do by our sub-conscious Unionists in Pacific Quay. Full critique here:

BBC Scotland’s fake news on GPs ‘overwhelmed’ by workloads



8 thoughts on “Why we don’t want a Scottish 6 by the same Reporting Scotland team: BBC UK can help the Yes campaign

  1. William Henderson June 5, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    “Though presented to the Westminster Business Select Committee, the story was never going to be reported on any Scottish platform. It only made BBC UK, the Independent and Sputnik.”

    But you see, John, they’re kept so busy with all the FoIs and there’s always these party press releases to work through. There are hardly enough hours in the day for a hack in Pacific Quay – and then there’s the demands of their London ‘handler’ to keep in mind all the time.

    Aye, Right!! Tusk (I think it was he) was right – there is a special place in Hell for certain individuals of this world and BBC Scotland appears to have forgotten a simple truth we used to be taught as children: “As ye sow, so shall ye reap!”.

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  2. Ewen A. Morrison June 5, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    That dreadful Unravelling Kingdom’s behaviour and ineffable attitude are clearly illustrated via social media… the mainstream media are underlings of the Brittish Nationalists; short of foul language, that’s all I can write here!

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  3. gavin June 5, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    BBC These Islands—-making (up) the news, not reporting it.

    But the SNP are in government—they should be descrying this propaganda, not playing along with it.

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    • Legerwood June 6, 2019 / 12:23 pm

      How do you know the SG are not decrying the propaganda? Would it be reported if they did? And if it was reported would it be headlined as ‘SG try to censor press/TV’?


      • Gavin June 6, 2019 / 6:07 pm

        Legerwood, it should be easy enough to compile a dossier of legitimate complaints—this site could provide the basis—but the non-parity in reportage on issues like health in England/Scotland on BBC news programs–the lack of context, perspective, equality of access, no named sources, unbiased journalism—-there are lots of independed academic institutions they could ask to monitor news.
        They could refuse to participate in obviously biased output (Question Time, Reporting Scotland, Politics Live etc) and state the reasons why. They should involve any organisation with oversight responsibilities—and the BBC itself


  4. gavin June 5, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    The Peterborough by election tomorrow, is going to put the fear of God (or worse, redundancy) up the “entitled” Westminster Big Two (as the BBC has it).
    They are already petrified an election gets triggered, for all their bluster. Both parties are doomed by their own lack of principles.

    See how BBC Scotland handles it here—or will it just ignore it like the EU elections?

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  5. Bruce MacDougall June 6, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    The major problem with decrying the misreporting of the British media is, that even if you get an apology or a judgement in a slander case, it takes too long. Weeks or months later you get an apology a paragraph at the bottom of page 18. Even if the BBC were to offer an official apology it would be offered without explaining the full nature of the offending broadcast.

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  6. Gerry Robertson June 7, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    Sorry but I have been banging the drum about this for years. The SNP and SG should PUBLICLY come out and state they will no longer appear on BBC Scotland due to their continual bias agenda.


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