A BBC Scotland complaint – Gordon Brewer … ‘the SNP government’

A BBC Scotland complaint – Gordon Brewer … ‘the SNP government’

The following complaint relates to comments made by BBC Scotland presenter Gordon Brewer on the Sunday edition of Good Morning Scotland. Discussing the controversial issue of P1 assessments, the presenter referred to the “SNP government” instead of the technically correct “Scottish government”. Complaint submitted Sept 20th On the weekend edition...

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20mph speed limit in built-up areas would save the public up to £40m a year

This bill will save lives, make our living spaces more pleasant, and, in the long run save money. Mark Ruskell MSP A 20mph speed limit in built-up areas, as proposed by Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell, would save the public between £7.8m and £39.9m per year, a new report by...

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A BBC Scotland complaint – MSPs didn’t vote to ‘scrap’ P1 assessments

A BBC Scotland complaint – MSPs didn’t vote to ‘scrap’ P1 assessments

The following complaint was submitted to the BBC following several broadcasts which falsely claimed MSPs had voted to “scrap” standardised P1 assessments. Complaint submitted Sept 20th On Wednesday, Sept 19th a vote took place in the Scottish parliament. MSPs voted on a motion to halt standardised P1 assessments and called...

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Ruth Davidson’s self-harm revelations a ‘calculated move’ says BBC Scotland media pundit

Ruth Davidson’s self-harm revelations a ‘calculated move’ says BBC Scotland media pundit

A revelation from Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, that she self-harmed as a teenager, was a “calculated move” a BBC Scotland media expert has said. Speaking on the John Beattie Show, Eamonn O’Neil said he had sympathy for Davidson’s experiences, but said: “I can’t help but think this was a...

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Our plan for Scotland: Delivering for all communities

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Scottish Government’s plan for the next year – the Programme for Government. Here are just some of the things the SNP Scottish Government is doing to support Scotland’s diverse communities. We will develop a Rural Economy Action Plan, which will steer our transition to more...

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The King Of Opposite World

The King Of Opposite World

We think it’s fair to say that our bestest friend in all of the internet, Scottish Labour activist Duncan Hothersall, is about the latest developments in our court case against the branch office’s former leader Kezia Dugdale. But keen followers of Dunc might particularly enjoy this demonstration of his legendary...

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The monstering

The monstering

Chris McEleny is an SNP councillor. This is a personal opinion. Three weeks into the Salmond saga and the MSM are getting increasingly desperate. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the breathless excitement of reportage of the Daily Record and their sister paper the Sunday Mail. For three successive...

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SNP backs Sky News’ TV leaders’ debate bid – with just one condition

SNP backs Sky News’ TV leaders’ debate bid – with just one condition

Sky News said: “For the benefit of voters, there must be urgent action in taking the decision-making process out of the hands of politicians and for it to be agreed outside of any election campaign. READ MORE: Here’s who’s on the Question Time panel this week “The Leaders’ Debate Commission...

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Tusk tells the Prime Minister her Chequers plan needs to be ‘reworked’

Tusk tells the Prime Minister her Chequers plan needs to be ‘reworked’

He warned there was “less and less time” to reach a deal before the UK’s March 29 2019 exit date and confirmed he would propose an emergency EU Brexit summit in November. READ MORE: Leave-voting towns will be hit hardest by Brexit His comments came as the PM prepared to...

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Next generation needs a collective leap of faith by our politicians

Next generation needs a collective leap of faith by our politicians

Yes, John Swinney is correct to say some teacher-responses to an EIS survey on standardised national assessments were actually positive. READ MORE: Swinney says he will ‘consider’ P1 tests Parliament defeat But those positive responses related to P4/P7 tests. Analysis showed no positive comments about the P1 tests. According to...

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Swinney says he will ‘consider’ P1 tests Parliament defeat

Swinney says he will ‘consider’ P1 tests Parliament defeat

Education Secretary Swinney said he would “consider” the result of the vote, which is not binding on the Government, and “make a parliamentary statement in due course”. READ MORE: Next generation needs a collective leap of faith by our politicians He added the Government “still believes assessment is an important...

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