BBC Complaints
Jenny Marra

A BBC Scotland complaint: Jenny Marra’s false £300k payoff claim

The following complaint relates to BBC Scotland coverage of the NHS Tayside ‘payoff’ accusation leveled by Jenny Marra. The Labour MSP had [falsely] claimed that the Health Board had paid its former chief executive over £300,000. Complaint ...

anti-Sturgeon interview

The anti-Sturgeon interview and conflict of interest – a BBC Scotland complaint

The following complaint relates to an interview and subsequent news bulletins broadcast on Radio Scotland on July 15th. anti-Sturgeon interview ... The first part of this complaint relates to the interview itself or more precisely the ...

BBC’s standards of due accuracy

‘Failure to observe the BBC’s standards of due accuracy’ in obesity scare story

Today, I received a paper response from Fraser Steel of the Executive Complaints Unit. He has accepted that on the mistaken use of the word ‘morbid’, there ‘was a failure to observe the BBC’s standards of due accuracy’ and he ...

SNP government

ECU upholds complaint appeal against BBC Scotland about pejorative term “SNP government”

The BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit [ECU] has upheld an appeal against BBC Scotland after the broadcaster refused to address a complaint over one of its news broadcasts. The ECU sided with the complainant after BBC Scotland twice refused to ...

BBC Executive Complaints

BBC exonerate BBC on coverage of crime gangs in Scotland

I’ve been a fool. Jeremy Hayes, Complaints Director, at the BBC Executive Complaints Unit in London seemed to be taking my complaint about Reporting Scotland’s scare story on crime gangs on Scotland seriously. See my original complaint ...