Scottish Economy
rape clause

Rape Clause Ruth Davidson and BBC bias by omission

.... But there’s yet another issue. The issue is one of double-standards. Two days before Ruth decided to attack the SNP over fishing, there was an extraordinary debate held at Holyrood.  Tuesday’s Rape Clause debate witnessed the SNP, ...

independent Scotland

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 ...

bbc scotland

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 ...