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, Labour, Greens and the Lib Dems unite in condemning the Tory policy. So uncomfortable were Tory MSPs, that those scheduled to speak did so but refused to take interventions. That act alone made the debate stand out.
Wednesday’s Good Morning Scotland should have covered the debate. The remarkable sight of Scottish Labour and the SNP eschewing their constitutional rivalry in order to attack the Tories had a news value that required no embellishment. But it was ignored. Good Morning Scotland made not one mention of the proceedings.
I predicted Ruth Davidson would look to the indy related issues of currency or the EU in order to provide relief from her Rape Clause bind. I was correct. I didn’t predict it, but I also knew the BBC would assist the Scottish Conservative leader. That’s its job.
Author : GA Ponsonby
Source : Indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date : May 1, 2017
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