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P1 assessments

BBC Scotland defends ‘scrap’ claim on its P1-assessment-vote news bulletins

News bulletins claiming MSPs had voted to “scrap” P1 assessments, despite the motion merely asking they be halted, were not misleading as some MSPs who voted had wanted them scrapped, BBC Scotland has claimed. The broadcaster was responding ...

primary one assessments

BBC Scotland under fire after falsely claiming MSPs voted to scrap primary one assessments

BBC Scotland has come under fire on social media after falsely claiming MSPs had voted to scrap standardised assessments for Primary 1 pupils. Following a vote in the Scottish parliament, which witnessed the Scottish government narrowly defeated, ...

Ruth Davidson

As Alan Knight predicted – BBC promotes P1 assessment stunt without highlighting Ruth Davidson’s chicanery

In an article exactly one week ago I predicted that our main stream media machine was going to promote a scam attack on the SNP.  The attack would centre on Primary One standardised assessments.  At the centre of the scam would be Ruth ...

Scottish GDP

BBC admits GDP item was “not clear as it should have been” but denies Reporting Scotland misled viewers

BBC Scotland has denied an item on Reporting Scotland, that claimed Scottish GDP growth was roughly equal to that of the UK … despite it being double, misled viewers. In a response to a complaint, the editor of Reporting Scotland claimed the ...

BBC Scotland News

BBC Scotland happy to report ‘SNPbaaad’ fake news on productivity rankings

Broadcast 6 times this morning and on the website, BBC Scotland News report a David Hume ‘Institute’ study which wrongly claims: ‘[T]here had been “no progress” towards a target set by ministers in 2007 to improve Scotland’s ...