BBC Scotland ignores SNP school holiday meals funding to keep the poverty porn going

On the same day that SNP Government funding of £350 000 to support providers of meals over the school holiday period was announced and days after the SNP government brought in a special child payment, not available in Tory England, BBC Scotland went with the above headline and an extended piece, exploiting the natural tendency of charities to always want more to be done, to generate cheap material for their ‘Scotland in crisis’ agenda.

Try finding a similar story about the rest of the UK. I found one for Plymouth only, in August 2018.

 

7 thoughts on “BBC Scotland ignores SNP school holiday meals funding to keep the poverty porn going

  1. tcrosbie20 July 2, 2019 / 9:07 am

    And so it goes on, more daily BBC shite, at least they are consistent. Do they not even feel a crumb of guilt about their blatant pro unionist agenda, do they not even have grain of journalistic integrity ? I would feel utter embarrassment if I was a BBC journalist, putting that out everyday knowing it was wrong, doing as your master tells you. Is not the essence of journalism about breaking the truth, reporting even the uncomfortable truths and pre-determined propaganda.

    Frankie was spot on when he said “If you’re a political journalist who has regular contact with people in power, and your analysis is always aligned with prevailing orthodoxy, then you’re not really a journalist, you’re a courtier”. That perfectly describes BBC fake journalists.

    Liked by 1 person

      • tcrosbie20 July 2, 2019 / 12:42 pm

        Nope I wouldn’t think that description be to harsh at all, suppose they sell their soul and integrity to the British state for money. But throughout Scotland’s history their always been so called Scots selling out their country for English gold. Some things never change.

        Like

      • gavin July 2, 2019 / 1:25 pm

        Obsequious grovelling minions spring to mind.

        The News Where You Are (not)….”Tonight’s Reporting Scotland…and first we go to London…………………………”

        BBC Lickspittle—and that will be a repeat–a repeat–a repeat–a repeat…………………………………..ad infiniitum.

        Like

  2. Ludo Thierry July 2, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    Interesting what the beeb Scotland pages don’t carry. Noticed this info regarding members of Scottish Fishermen’s federation purchasing ‘transferable’ licences from Northern Ireland boats – and feeling it worth paying twice the ‘going rate’ on the beeb Northern Ireland site. Despite the strong Scottish angle the info is not appearing on beeb Scotland site. I wonder why? – Ostensibly it looks like a positive story about certain Scottish fishery operations doing so well that the need is felt to acquire ‘transferable’ licences from elsewhere to allow expansion of the operations. I profess no knowledge in such matters but always wonder WHY the beeb (especially beeb Scotland) choose NOT to carry particular stories (in spite of strong Scottish connections and interest). On this occasion it rather looks as if the future brexit ‘british’ operation of the fisheries is liable to ‘cost’ the wider Northern Ireland economy plenty (the perks of unionism the britnats keep expounding no doubt). Link and snippet below:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48832676

    Meanwhile, it has emerged that Scottish fishing interests are snapping up transferable Northern Ireland boat licences by offering skippers twice the going rate for them.

    In 2018, 17 licences were sold in this way from the 145-strong fleet represented by the Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation (Nifpo), with some changing hands for up to £250,000.

    Scottish companies, which see expansion potential once the UK gets a greater share of the fish in domestic waters, need more boats to catch them and each boat must have its own licence.

    Nifpo chief executive Harry Wick said the loss of catch capacity could mean tens of millions of pounds to the wider Northern Ireland economy.

    He said he understood it was an attractive option for owners nearing the end of their careers, but the rising costs could potentially shut younger local entrants out of the industry.

    Mr Wick said he would be lobbying Mr Goodwill for a change in legislation which would see cheaper non-transferable licences brought in alongside, which could help address the issue.

    Like

  3. rantingoldbagsblog2 July 3, 2019 / 12:26 am

    I now expect the following on BBC Scotland News:

    1 Every bulletin will have at least one, and usually two, bad news stories about public services (today: shortages of doctors and kids not being fed in the summer holidays)

    2 No good news will be reported (like Scotland already recruiting more doctors per capita than the rest of the UK; and Fife – among other local authorities – feeding kids through the summer holidays)

    3 No story will be covered in detail and everything will always sound dire, so today’s nonsense about the Scottish government’s efforts to recruit doctors will be delivered in lugubrious tones.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s