BBC treats SNP and Labour differently in headlines

  On December 9th 2014 a Labour councillor was forced to issue an apology after posting an offensive message on twitter.  The councillor, Willie Young, had accused SNP MSP Mark McDonald of having used his family as 'political ...

The demonisation of political protest

  Three SNP councillors are in the news today after they filmed themselves symbolically burning a copy of the Smith Commission report. The councillors said they were expressing their frustration and anger that pledges of more powers ...

A Big Boy Did It …

  The National is set for an indefinite print run.  The first daily newspaper to back independence for Scotland sold well during its five day trial. Newsquest, the company that owns the Herald and the Sunday Herald, hopes to reap the ...

The emperor’s old cloaks

  To his credit, Ed Miliband seems to have noticed that his party is crumbling beneath his feet. The rot is spreading down from Scotland, and Labour’s vote in Rochester & Strood – a seat it held, with slightly different ...

An incredible achievement

  From today’s Media Guardian: “Despite the huge interest and debate around the Scottish independence referendum, BBC Radio Scotland saw its figures fall for the third quarter of this year. The station had a weekly reach of ...