uk-media spin

The UK-media spin events in Catalonia – Catalan government called an “illegal” referendum

Below is a clip from yesterday’s edition of Sunday Politics Scotland. It features a man called José Rodriguez Mora, who was introduced to SPS viewers neutrally as simply an academic from Edinburgh University but was in fact instrumental in the ...

BBC Reporting Scotland Analysis – Week Beginning 9 Oct 2017

North Sea Oil This report on the discovery by Norwegian oil company Statoil of between 25 and 130 million barrels of oil at one prospective oilfield in the North Sea is conspicuous for its brevity. The segment states that this find is proof ...

anti-independence propaganda

Gauging the success of the anti-independence propaganda campaign

With all due respect to Dr Iain Black, I think he was very wise to emphasise that he “makes no claims about how generalisable” his ‘findings’ are. I strongly suspect that his research may not have been measuring what he intended. What his ...

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Frigates and Universal Credit … promises, promises

This article focuses on two issues that have hit the headline recently – Frigates and Universal Credit.  Below are a few video clips that … shall we say … appear to strengthen claims that Conservative politicians cannot be trusted and ...

bbc scotland

Control the airwaves and you control the populace

It’s bad enough when your ‘national’ broadcaster has always been controlled from outwith your borders.  The Catalans though have never experienced this kind of corrupt, parochial drivel.  I feel for them. Oh, the next time a BBC ...