STV v’s BBC
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Scottish oil discovery gets a paltry seventeen seconds on evening news

On Monday I was alerted to a story in the Financial Times.  The story was amazing.  An oil company had confirmed a massive discovery in Scottish waters. Hurricane oil described the discovery as “the largest undeveloped discovery on the UK ...

BBC Scotland’s first unbiased story on the Scottish NHS since 2011

Is this the crumbling of the edifice of gross bias?  Did BBC Scotland finally realize that no-one believed them any more? How long did they think they could hide the performance of the Scottish NHS v's the English NHS? Below is part of a segment ...

BBC Scotland

Percentages Anas, that’s what we need? BBC Salford can do it so why can’t you?

‘Bed blocking in NHS England has become significantly worse in Mental Health Trusts than in Acute Hospitals.’ (BBC Breakfast, 6.1.17) Here are the facts in percentages so we can understand properly: Bed blocking in NHS England, Physical ...

253 extra teachers in one year – SNP BAAD at BBC

Figures released yesterday indicated that the number of full-time teachers employed in Scotland had risen by 253 over the past year, despite budget cuts imposed by the UK government’s austerity programme. This obviously presented the Scottish ...

Showing proper respect for the First Minister’s trip to Dublin: How STV did. Why BBC Reporting Scotland just couldn’t

Comparing the two reports of the First Minister’s trip to Dublin offered no surprises for those of us familiar with BBC Reporting Scotland. As you might expect, there were differences, as once more BBC Reporting Scotland in the person of Glenn ...