BBC Scotland is feeding another Unionist smear

BBC Scotland is feeding another Unionist smear

Below are two clips from BBC Scotland news broadcasts and an image from a BBC Scotland article. Each followed news that a Holyrood committee is to be convened to look at the Scottish government’s handling of the investigation into complaints against Alex Salmond. The chair of the committee, in keeping...

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Safer speed limit of 20mph in built-up areas will “align Scotland to best practice”

It’s time for Scotland to catch up with the rest of the world, and update a limit that was plucked out of thin air back in the 1930s. Mark Ruskell MSP The roll-out of a safer speed limit of 20mph in built-up areas will end “a throwback to the 1930s”...

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Standard Wales Check

Standard Wales Check

Alert readers will recall that earlier today we conducted one of our regular context checks for statistics misleadingly-incompletely reported in the Scottish press. But while those are like shooting fish in a barrel, there’s one thing that’s an even more reliable open goal for the website editor looking for content...

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Routes to Independence Six: Escaping From England’s Attic

Routes to Independence Six: Escaping From England’s Attic

‘England’, wrote Robert Tombs in his celebratory tome The English and Their History, ‘is a rambling old property with ancient foundations, a large Victorian extension, a Sixties garage and some annoying leaks and drafts balancing its period charm.’ One key point this Cambridge professor carelessly omitted to mention in his...

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Context in numbers

Context in numbers

From the Scottish Daily Mail today: As readers will have come to expect, the article is entirely free of any figures by which readers could gauge whether 1000 was a high number or not. So as usual, we’ll have to do it for them. ScotRail runs close to 760,000 trains...

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University

Full video and text of Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
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The crazy you get when opinion becomes fact

The crazy you get when opinion becomes fact

Brexit has been pretty much defined by batshit insanity, but this week has seen a development that is way out there in the far reaches of gibberage even by the standards of a campaign which hails Jacob Rees Mogg and Boris Johnson as heroes.

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