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Scottish independence: Hundreds protest over 'BBC bias'
BBC ^ | 29 June 2014

Posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT by 11th_VA

Hundreds of people gathered at BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow to protest over the corporation's coverage of the referendum.

The protestors claimed an "unhealthy bias" existed in favour of the pro-Union Better Together campaign.

Organiser Moira Williams said there was "increasing discontent" about the way the independence campaign was being represented by the BBC.

However, the BBC said its referendum coverage was "fair and accurate".

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September 2014.

Voters will answer the Yes/No question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


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Sounds like the 'Corporatist's are starting to worry ...
1 posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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2 posted on 06/30/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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What part of British Braodcastin Corporation might give Ms. Williams a clue?


3 posted on 06/30/2014 8:34:56 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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Who publicized this story about the BBC's "pro-Union" bias? The BBC.
4 posted on 06/30/2014 8:37:09 AM PDT by Labour-Watch (www.labour-watch.co.uk)
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I doubt Scottish independence will enhance Scottish individual freedom. Scotland passed the most restrictive anti-smoking law in Europe, and is proud of it.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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The BBC is anti-UKIP as well and filled with left wing drivel although I read its website and watch its news everyday, knowing its bias in advance.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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Proud simply because they beat England to it. More frightening is that their “leaders” have no clue how the country will make it economically after independence. Highly unlikely after years of dependency and socialism they will embrace making the country an economic free haven.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT by GOPFlack
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Nope.

The SNP are avowed socialists just hiding behind Scottish Highland mythology of being tough guys about to stick it to England as if the Act of Union was some military take over by London.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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The SNP is also warm to the EU, no?


9 posted on 06/30/2014 8:49:16 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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They’ve said that it would be paid for with oil money from the North Sea.

Good luck squaring that with the greens that are also pushing for secession.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes. They are banking on a quick admission, totally selling out independence before they even have it!


11 posted on 06/30/2014 8:51:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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What good is independence if you get overrun with immigrants and lose your country?

Yet the pro-independence people think the UK's immigration policy is too restrictive. The UK is teeming with Muslim immigrants. The Scottish independence people want more of it.

12 posted on 06/30/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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Many problems in store: for instance right now Scotland brings in a lot of "invisible" income through its financial services industry. After the break-up a lot of these institutions will suddenly look very large compared to the economy of their host country, and presto!, the Iceland effect kicks in - people are still gun-shy about putting money in large institutions in small countries.

Aside from that, the Scotch and tourism industries have a great future, and probably the knowledge-based sector based on the continuing high quality of higher Ed. In fact shrinking the financial sector would probably be a good thing - freeing up some bright people to do productive things instead.

13 posted on 06/30/2014 9:03:47 AM PDT by Riflema
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I am sure the Statists in the UK and EU are quite nervous..
a Scottish independence vote will shake things up


14 posted on 06/30/2014 9:26:05 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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Scotland is toast. All of the cool Scots are over here and in Canada.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 9:49:12 AM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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There is no way the independence vote will go through, no matter what the BBC says or doesn't say.

Scots know that an independent Scotland would be a fiscal basket case from day one.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 9:51:57 AM PDT by wideawake
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An independent Scotland is an EU dream, not anything the EU would worry about.

Do you even know what the Scottish National Party stands for?

Clearly you don't.

Its goal is to make Scotland the most obedient and compliant client state of the EU.

17 posted on 06/30/2014 9:54:50 AM PDT by wideawake
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The BBC isn’t left enough for them probably.

Independent (yeah right) Scotland is going to be a basketcase


18 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:22 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Scotland has also passed a law that will give every child a government-assigned monitor, since parents cannot be trusted.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 10:40:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Independence” while still attached to the EUSSR is a joke


20 posted on 06/30/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Scotland will also have open borders for 3rd world immigration.

It’s toast.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 10:42:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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I am of Scottish ancestry. As an American, all I can say is that I am beyond thankful that my ancestors left that bunch of tribal primitives behind. It has become a socialist hellhole. All the good ones left.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 12:02:11 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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Now that would be a disaster. I'm in favor of Scots independence actually. Despite what some of the comments upthread say, the Scots IMHO are still a decent and sensible people.

So what I'm hoping is that they get their vote, go it alone with their full bore socialism and hit the skids in very short order. My hope is that is sufficient to slap their collective face and get rid of this Socialist delusion. Easier to turn around a small country than a big 'un (unfortunately for us).

23 posted on 06/30/2014 2:32:35 PM PDT by Riflema
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They do seem bent on going full-bore into that abyss


24 posted on 06/30/2014 2:33:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Good luck getting Irn Bru in the BBC cafe.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 3:22:39 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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