November 29th, 2015 | BBC, Newsnet, Prof. John Robertson

‘Last Kingdom’ depictions betray lazy approach to history by BBC writers

  Prof John Robertson takes issue with a recent BBC drama Episode Three of ‘The Last Kingdom’, broadcast on BBC2 last week was the continuing tale of King Alfred’s brave, Christian Wessex struggling to survive the onslaught of ...

Why are Labour politicians given an easy ride by BBC News in Scotland?

  It’s a common refrain from independence supporters:  Unionist politicians, especially Labour politicians, are rarely challenged with the same vigour by BBC interviewers as are their SNP counterparts. Criticisms can range from the ...

The limitations of GERS

Last week the BBC treated viewers to a Question Time hosted in Edinburgh, where a right-wing economics journalist from MoneyWeek magazine called Merryn Somerset Webb explained to a somewhat disgruntled Scottish audience why the government were ...

A problem of dishonesty

  We had an interesting conversation last night with someone who was prepared, quite legitimately, to credit Scottish Labour with a little more good faith over their proposed plan to mitigate Tory tax credit cuts than we were. But we had ...