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Lies, damned lies, and nationalist monitoring of the BBC

How would you set about researching whether a media organisation, let’s say the BBC, was biased in its news output? Qualified academics could give a better answer but my guess is that it would involve at least these steps: a … Continue reading

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Hands up if you know what a ‘kintra’ is

Today I afford an opportunity to the entire Scottish cabinet unlikely to be repeated on the No Thanks! blog, a chance for readers to see each minister’s latest tweet unadorned by political comment. Here they are: Nicola Sturgeon July 28. … Continue reading

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Has Scotland gone mad politically?

Last night there was a general election debate on BBC TV involving the six Scottish party leaders. A woman in the audience, a nurse, asked Nicola Sturgeon an awkward question about the NHS. The details of the question and their … Continue reading

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The Scottish Six is dead: Mr John Nicolson MP disnae like it

11 a.m. same day: Hoist by my own petard as the BBC have just announced a new TV channel (well five hours a night) for Scotland and various other goodies for BBC Scotland. Completely unexpected and plenty of detail still to … Continue reading

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Drowning in symbols – the insecurity of nationalism

Someone pointed out to me the other day that the concession card known to most Scottish senior citizens as their bus pass has changed names. He whipped his wallet out to prove the point to me. The old one was … Continue reading

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‘His contributions were crap’ – Round 3 of Nicolson/Wishart vs the media

I thought I’d be moving on from what I hoped was my second and final contribution to this subject – A squalid sideshow – SNP MP denies involvement in silencing journalist, fails to prove case – but more detail has come … Continue reading

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A squalid sideshow – SNP MP denies involvement in silencing journalist, fails to prove case

The Nicolson/Wishart vs Daisley/Herald/STV, if that’s what it is, saga probably needs to come to an end soon. In yesterday’s The National newspaper Nicolson published what is in effect a defence of his claimed lack of involvement in the online … Continue reading

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