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Vote No Borders & Astroturfing: The Evidence

Questions About Faslane

Questions About Faslane.

Questions About Faslane

Those Really Annoying Adverts Torn Apart

Those Really Annoying Adverts Torn Apart.

Those Really Annoying Adverts Torn Apart

Honey I Shrunk The Country (For The Umpteenth Time)

Honey I Shrunk The Country (For The Umpteenth Time).

Honey I Shrunk The Country (For The Umpteenth Time)

Honey I Shrunk The Country (For The Umpteenth Time).

Honey I Shrunk The Country (For The Umpteenth Time)

Agu7VQICQAA1Ck-.jpg largeBella Caledonia recently pointed out that BBC maps tend to skew the real sizes of parts of the British isles.

I then provided them with the historical example that you can see here on the right (BBC Weather map compared with actual sizes if represented fairly.

Someone was also kind enough to send me another example this time coming from a supermarket chain.

As the photos below from the BBC coverage of the European elections show, it appears that bad habits die hard at the BBC, with Scotland getting even smaller than usual…tuzj_jHRIn this second one Scotland hasn’t gone yellow yet, though it appears there was time to paint little bits of England red…

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(With thanks to Jim Fraser)

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Scotland 1974

Scotland 1974.

Scotland 1974

Wee Ginger Dug

I decided to do a telly review, and settled down with my deep fried Mars bars and Irn Bru chasers. BBC Scotland’s brand new totally non-stereotypical cutting edge 21st century current affairs for a modern Scotland show had its debut on BBC2, and I wanted to get into the mood. I wasn’t disappointed, it was the Daily Record with moving pictures. I was just waiting for Dougie Donnelly to pop up and tell us about indoor bowling from Coatbridge.

We shouldn’t rush to judgement, this was just the very first show. We’re promised fitba in future editions, and doubtless some wee cute kittens as well. But we got the murrderr so we’re well set on the road to the Reporting Scotland hat-trick.

Titled Scotland 2014, it got off to a bad start by promising to “investigate the costs of independence” with no mention of any possible benefits, and deteriorated from there…

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