BBC Scotland resurrects their corrupt independence referendum template

independence referendumby  |  7  Mar 2019  |  Image : Pixabay

I caught the news bulletin on the radio.  The First Minister was under pressure said the news reader.  The issue was the holding of a second independence referendum.

I listened to the news report and recognised the structure immediately.  Jeremy Hunt had visited Scotland and been asked about a second independence referendum.

The Tory minister had embraced the opportunity to attack the SNP.  It was the same template BBC Scotland had adopted throughout the 2014 Indyref campaign.

The template was forged between May 2011 and September 2014.  A UK government minister would visit Scotland, ostensibly to make a speech.  The speech would end and a question would be posed.  The UK government minister would then launch into a well rehearsed mini-speech attacking independence.

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