BBC Scotland Indyref Reminders – Newspaper Reviews

  This article is the first in what I hope will be a short series of articles designed to remind people of what I would describe as the corruption that took hold at BBC Scotland during the independence referendum campaign. The ...

April 24th, 2016 | BBC, Newsnet, Prof. John Robertson

Media Watch 15: BBC pulling way ahead in Scotland’s climate of fear

Reporting the Run-up to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 2016: STV and BBC Scotland News: Number 15: Thursday 14th April to Wednesday 20th April BBC Reporting Scotland continues to pull ahead on the negativity for the SNP/SG count. It’s ...

Better Together – The lie is never news

  During the independence referendum there was no bigger issue that symbolised the ‘strength’ of the Union than defence.  On the issue of defence there was none bigger than shipbuilding. The BAE shipbuilding yards on the Clyde ...

RISE – Deluded, doomed and divisive

  Did you see Reporting Scotland on Tuesday evening?  It featured an item on the Holyrood election campaign.  One of the parties contesting the election had launched its manifesto.  The party was RISE. I’d wager most people ...

Scottish Labour is being shielded from the PFI fallout

  It’s back with a bang and right in the middle of an election campaign. The Private Finance Initiative [PFI] funding mechanism so beloved of the Labour party back in the early 2000s has returned to haunt them. The closure of ...