It seems that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is saying that her government can be an ally of the BBC if organisation bows down to the Nationalists and accepts her reforms. It seems that Sturgeon wants a new federal structure and new radio and television channels.
That won’t happen.
A federal structure won’t work for the BBC because it would lead to the Nationalists attempting to get state control of the organisation for political purposes.
The BBC will get its charter renewed, there is no question about that, just as people are signed to the NHS as a concept, they are equally signed up to the BBC, it’s their BBC, it’s what they know, what they like and what they want.
Aside from those people who don’t pay their TV licence.
During the independence referendum, the BBC was targeted by the Nationalists, although the leadership kept their distance from the staged managed protests outside the BBC HQ in Glasgow, also missing where the prominent Yes campaigners and SNP politicians.
This is very telling by their absence.
It says to me that these protests were organised and orchestrated much further up the line of the Nationalist camp and the ‘dafties’ were sent in to play the part of ‘outraged ordinary people’, it was all fake.
Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond was asked repeatedly time and time again to condemn the protests and always he refused calling them ‘joyous’. A ‘joyous’ angery hate filled mob bent on intimidation and bullying of the broadcaster and its Glasgow staff.
Outgoing political editor Nick Robinson has accused Alex salmond of wanting control of the BBC, and he is exactly right, the SNP would dearly love to dictate what the BBC shows, especially they want control of the news media output.
The Scottish National Party has and is running a vendetta against the BBC prior to the independence referendum and post defeat. Nicola Sturgeon recently had a private dinner with Nick Robinson and his family along, this is a n attempt to butter up Robinson and distance herself from Salmond’s rhetoric and personal running grudge against Nick Robinson.
No one will buy Sturgeon’s fake sincerity towards Robinson and the BBC, Nicola Sturgeon is a fake. She sits now at the head of a ‘rat ship’, although faces may have changed and some others brought on board, the SNP remains as I have written in the past a ‘rat ship’.
Another one of Robinson’s bang on the money comments was when he described Nationalist protests against the BBC as “Putin-like”. Like the Putin protests in Russia, they were controlled by Putin’s party behind the scenes.
The running feud by Alex Salmond is the realisation by him that he is a fading star whose day has come and gone. Now, he is more like an attention seeking whore on a low grade talent show thinking the more outrageous and stupid he is the more the cameras will keep the spotlight on him.
That will work for a while, but the more coverage of him being ridiculous the more of a liability he will be to the SNP.
Salmond is the poster boy for hatred against the BBC.
Finally, if Sturgeon thinks a few spuds, a side dish of veggies and a roast will buy off someone from the BBC like Nick Robinson, she is sadly mistaken.
Nicola Sturgeon will need a hell of a lot of spuds to make Nick Robinson forget that it was her party members who led the hate campaign against him while Alex Salmond stood back and allowed it to continue, and her trap was also firmly shut as I recall, however she did mumble something when forced to.
No one is forgetting anything Sturgeon, no one is forgetting you are a rat.
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University