scottish emergency services

Tories and BBC up to their usual tricks over VAT bill for Scottish emergency services

THE Conservatives have always been the political version of Monty Python’s Dennis Moore, who stole from the poor to give to the rich. This week’s Budget has given them the opportunity to pretend they’re the saviours of Scotland, even though ...

frigates

Examining a BBC Scotland complaint about the infamous Frigates Pledge

Below is a complaint lodged with the BBC relating to news coverage on Reporting Scotland.  Included is the response from the editor of Reporting Scotland.  The complainant has added his own comments [shown in red] to that response. Full ...

Donalda MacKinnon

An open letter to Donalda MacKinnon on the first anniversary of her tenure

Dear Donalda MacKinnon Leaving the BBC is like leaving the Communist Party, you’re never forgiven. In consequence it was not a surprise to hear my company’s drama proposals, praised by you and colleagues, were brushed aside after I left the ...

Michelle Thomson

Newswatch Scotland presents: ‘Protecting Ruth Davidson’

Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the BBC Ruth Davidson show.  The final NEWSWATCH pilot created through our recent fundraiser is now complete, so a big thank you to all those who contributed. This clip focuses on the BBC’s ...

brexit

BBC Reporting Scotland Analysis – Week Beginning 16 October 2017

Scotland and Brexit Glenn Campbell’s report on the potential benefits of Brexit for Scotland amounts to little more than pure propaganda, drumming up support for Brexit where there is none. The piece opens with the concerns of fisherman and the ...