The BBC has re-launched Better Together

  In November last year I wrote an article for the online site Newsnet.  The article, entitled ‘Stop debating Indyref2 timing: Unionists are campaigning already’, warned yes supporters that Unionists were already campaigning in ...

Good riddance to Scotland 2016

  Rushed out during the independence referendum and subsequently panned by critics, Scotland 2016 is now on death row.  Its demise can’t come soon enough for me. Some people have been lamenting its imminent passing and the fact ...

NHS Scotland, bucking the UK trend despite media attacks

  John Robertson sets out the case for NHS Scotland in the face of media and opposition party criticism NHS Scotland is demonstrably the best-performing in the UK and among the best in the World: Look at the evidence. 1. Scotland has ...

BBC Scotland Watch – What’s confusing about Brexit and Indyref2?

  During the Hoyrood election campaign Nicola Sturgeon made it clear that a second referendum on Scottish independence could be called during this session of parliament only if there was a material change in circumstances.  Several ...

BBC Scotland Watch – The Forth Crossing Delay

  Several years ago when I was still part of the Newsnet Scotland team I exposed an appalling example of video manipulation by the editors of Reporting Scotland. On November 24th 2010, a debate took place in the Holyrood chamber after ...