BBC Scotland accused of being complicit in propaganda exercise after Labour ScotRail stunt leads news
BBC Scotland has been accused of being complicit in a propaganda exercise after what appeared to be a Scottish Labour inspired stunt dominated its political news output.
The broadcaster came under fire after presenting a tiny gathering of trade union reps and Scottish Labour activists outside a Glasgow railway station as a “protest” by “campaigners”.
Pictures and video released on social media suggested the ‘campaigners’ were in fact a handful of people holding a trade union banner. The tiny group were later joined by a small group of around twelve Scottish Labour activists.
Suspicions of a co-ordinated stunt were fuelled on Monday morning when BBC Scotland news reported that a protest was scheduled to be held outside Glasgow Railway Station.