BBC Scotland accused of manipulating rail fare increase story
BBC Scotland has been accused of deliberately manipulating coverage of rail fare increases in order to obscure the fact they rose by much less in Scotland than south of the border.
Rail fares in England and Wales rose by an average of 3.1%. In Scotland the increase was ten per cent lass at 2.8%.
However suspicions were fuelled when several BBC Scotland reporters and presenters began describing the Scottish increase as “almost three per cent” instead of stating the actual 2.8% figure.