Scottish Economy
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GERS figures don’t show what a future independent Scotland would look like

The John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland today hosted a 20-minute-long debate between Professor Richard Murphy and an amateur Unionist blogger who for the last several years has used the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) ...

Reporting Scotland

Guilty: Reporting Scotland misled viewers about GERS

BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme Reporting Scotland has been found guilty of broadcasting a misleading claim relating to Scotland’s finances. The corporation’s Editorial Complaints Unit [ECU] has upheld a complaint relating to an item ...

bbc scotland

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 ...

The ruling that exposes the depth of corruption at the BBC

On Friday February 5th this year a story appeared across the news platforms of BBC Scotland.  A ‘think tank’ had, we were told, carried out ‘independent analysis’ of Scottish Labour’s election proposal of an income tax rise of one pence ...

Andrew Neil at it again

ANDREW NEIL TRIES TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC IN DEREK MACKAY INTERVIEW Whilst interviewing Derek Mackay on yesterday’s Scottish Government’s budget proposals, did we see Andrew Neil reveal what the BBC’s tactics are going to be towards the SNP? ...