Peter A Bell
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False narratives

That politicians, aided by a pathetically compliant media, can create a completely false narrative will hardly be news to anyone. What may be surprising, however, is the ease with which this can be done and the speed with which this false narrative ...

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A tale of two failures

The most striking thing about Donalda MacKinnon’s pleas on behalf of the BBC in Scotland is that she sounds exactly like the leader of British Labour in Scotland (BLiS). The tone is identical. A tone of wheedling condescension that somehow manages ...

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Kicking arse at the BBC

Derek Bateman offers a realistic analysis that comes as a welcome glimmer of light in a discussion that commonly generates rather more heat than is helpful. I confess to having,myself, contributed a share of that heat. A lifelong champion of the ...

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Not speaking for Scotland

The reference to Kezia Dugdale making a “major constitutional speech” hints at a residual tendency on the part of even the avowedly pro-independence Sunday Herald to cling to the comfortable simplicity of a time when all of Scottish politics was ...

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You must see London Calling!

I attended a screening of London Calling: How the BBC stole the Referendum in Dundee yesterday (Saturday 5 November). The documentary is a devastating indictment of the BBC and its role in the anti-independence campaign. It served to rekindle my ...