The Indyref – Remember Standard Life?

  So Standard Life becomes the latest indyref company to shed jobs it insisted would only be jeopardised by a Yes vote.  It joins RBS, HMRC, BAE Systems and others in the hall of indyref ‘no-shame’. The news that seventy Edinburgh ...

BBC Scotland and politically motivated ‘Agenda Days’

  Have you ever wondered who or what sets the news agenda?  The answer is of course several things.  A natural disaster will, by its very nature, become a major news story.  Think of the 2004 tsunami that hit the Pacific Ocean in 2004 ...

Disadvantaged students: Lack of Scottish / English evidence means no firm conclusions

By Plain Old John Robertson Are the disadvantaged in Scotland actually less likely to enter higher education than the disadvantaged in England? UCAS admit they don’t actually know. I doubt it very much. See these two important quotes below, ...

BBC Scotland has contempt for its comedy audience

Colin Edwards attacks condescending and narrow-minded commissioners It was a few years ago and after producing The Franz Kafka Big Band for BBC Radio Scotland and The Atrocity Machine for Channel 4 Radio, I was asked by BBC Scotland’s comedy ...

The twisting and turning of BBC Scotland

  On March 30th in the middle of the Scottish election campaign, Scottish Labour made a shock announcement.  A much touted £100 rebate, for low earners caught in the party’s 1p income tax rise net, was now scrapped. The U-turn came ...