GA Ponsonby

How to complain to BBC and appeal their decision to Ofcom

Here is a link to the BBC complaints system. Alternatively, you can complain - Via phone :  03700 100 222*  or   03700 100 212* ...

Inform Scotland – Our mission, our ethos, our goals

Simon Malzer: Why our group Inform Scotland is embarking on a BBC bias advertising campaign Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland explains ...

Inform Scotland on the news

Inform Scotland billboard campaign and fundraiser featured on RT UK News   RT UK covered our Inform Scotland poster campaign ...

Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson tax-hike stance not questioned by servile BBC Presenter

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 ...

Scottish Fire and Rescue

Second BBC Complaint re. Scottish Fire and Rescue report

Second complaint 19.6.18 It is essential when reporting on an important document to give viewers a representative and balanced account. Your report picked out the one negative and ignored five positive statements. That this was an example of bias ...

Ofcom

The Ballad of Broken Ankle Man – A sickening Ofcom sham

Below is the Ofcom response to a complaint submitted following the notorious ‘Broken Ankle Man’ news reports on BBC Scotland on January 9th this year.  The complaint was pursued, not in expectation of success, but in expectation of ...

Institute of Fiscal Studies

Reporting Scotland uses discredited right-wing fundamentalist thinktank to try to undermine SNP

On 15.6.18 at around 6.40pm ‘The Institute of Fiscal Studies believes the new blueprint for the public finances of an independent Scotland would mean a tighter squeeze on public spending than the rest of the UK faces. The thinktank was ...

SNP walkout

Weekend Good Morning Scotland criticised over lack of Power Grab coverage

BBC Scotland’s weekend edition of its flagship morning news programme has been criticised over a failure to cover last week’s SNP walkout from the UK parliament. The programme, Weekend Good Morning Scotland, contains debates and discussions ...

organised crime

BBC’s ‘tetchy wee response’ to extremely valid complaint on Organised Crime report

'I am afraid I am not clear about what your complaint actually is, because you produce not a single example of what you are complaining about. The closest I can get to understanding your point is your statement: “Such research cannot be used to ...

walkout

Commons walkout “orchestrated” by SNP claims BBC Scotland’s Political Editor

BBC Scotland’s Political Editor has claimed the SNP “orchestrated” the walkout that saw every SNP MP leave the House of Commons on Wednesday in protest after their group leader Ian Blackford was expelled. Speaking on BBC Scotland’s ...

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland – Retail good news Yes, Economy good news No. Here’s why ….

Today on BBC Scotland News, six times before 9am: ‘Scottish retailers recorded their best month’s performance in more than four years, last month. Figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium showed total sales increased by 2.4% compared with ...

bias by omission

Bias by OMISSION – Reporting Scotland ignores good news on Scotland’s economy

A clear case of bias by omission .... Four headlines missing from Reporting Scotland: Scottish growth ‘outpacing UK as a whole’ Scottish growth three times UK level ‘Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at ‘unprecedented’ ...

Scotland’s economy

Scotland’s economy is booming – Reporting Scotland ignores it

BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme has failed to report not one, but two independent reports showing Scotland’s economy booming. On Monday morning a report emerged showing Scotland’s economic growth had outperformed the rest of the ...

obesity

BBC admit ‘honest mistake made’ in their obesity scare story

'.... As you rightly point out, the report on television also said that new research suggested that more than one in three women in Scotland would be morbidly obese by 2035. The reference should have been to general obesity. (Although you do not ...

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith criticised over ‘Do you support England?’ question at SNP conference

The BBC’s Scotland Editor has been criticised on social media after repeatedly asking members of the SNP whether they’d be supporting England at the World Cup. Sarah Smith badgered delegates, including senior SNP figures, with the same ...

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland scare story – Dead bodies ‘waiting’ in hospital mortuaries!!!!

Six times this morning, BBC Scotland headlined with: ‘Dead bodies are being left in hospital mortuaries, in part, because families can’t afford funerals.’ See that nervous wee ‘in part’ there? This is one of the best/worst ...

BBC Scotland News

Is avoiding BBC Scotland ‘News’ making Scots more optimistic about the future?

Today, we read on the BBC website: ‘Scots ‘more optimistic about future’, according to BBC survey’ .... The full report is not yet on the YouGov website, but I am able to reveal, based on my contacts in the research industry, the ...

organised crime

Organised crime report – ‘should not be read as a generalised picture’, but that’s exactly what BBC does ….

On 4th June 2018, Reporting Scotland gave quite an extended, headlined, report, with 24 long, compound, sentences on organised crime. Despite, the length, they failed to mention the researchers’ own repeated warning against generalising the ...