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    Quote Originally Posted by morayloon View Post
    Is the SNP getting a fair crack of the whip on Question Time? James Kelly (Scot Goes Pop) thinks not. I have been wondering about this myself for some time. Before the 2015 GE there always seemed to be someone from the LDs or UKIP on as a 3rd politician. Since then, and more noticeably since last year's GE, the SNP has been conspicuous by its absence. As Kelly says the programme increased the number of panellists from four to five but still the SNP was ignored. http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/2018/ ... m.html?m=1
    Like it or not and despite losing seats last year, the SNP is the 3rd largest party at Westminster and should be recognised as such by the Beeb. This slap in the face is just another in a long line of anti-SNP acts by the state propaganda outlet.
    It's only got all of the votes because of our crazy system. In 2015 UKIP had more votes and ended up with one seat. Secondly, the BBC have a very liberal socialist agenda, and therefore SNP suit them down to the ground.
    Keep Britain British, whoops, it's to late

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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    It's only got all of the votes because of our crazy system. In 2015 UKIP had more votes and ended up with one seat. Secondly, the BBC have a very liberal socialist agenda, and therefore SNP suit them down to the ground.
    If Ukip had also gathered its votes from a limited geographical area, it too could have ended up with a number of MPs. But its selection of personalities and their antics meant it only attracted a relative thin scattering of votes across the UK, and returned only one MP, who’d already endeared himself to the local electorate as a Tory.
    As for the BBC’s agenda and/or its bias, these seem to be in the eyes of beholders and defined according to whether their politics are more-strongly allied to the Left or Right. Personally, while I don’t agree with every presenter, speaker, personality who appears, I reckon they all have a right to present their views and to have them argued against. I think the UK (and the world) benefits from the BBC’s existence...
    The poster reserves the right to amend or completely change any opinions he has posted at any time — meanwhile, still waiting for the whip hand that Enoch forecast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    I think the UK (and the world) benefits from the BBC’s existence...
    Your opinion, but certainly not mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    Your opinion, but certainly not mine
    I didn’t claim it to be the opinion of anyone but me. And I wouldn't expect any of the blinkered Right or Left or conspiracy nuts to share it...
    The poster reserves the right to amend or completely change any opinions he has posted at any time — meanwhile, still waiting for the whip hand that Enoch forecast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    I think the UK (and the world) benefits from the BBC’s existence...
    Blimey this is getting out of hand,I agree again
    When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    I didn’t claim it to be the opinion of anyone but me. And I wouldn't expect any of the blinkered Right or Left or conspiracy nuts to share it...
    Well wrt this issue, you certainly are blinkered Pat. There have been many claims of BBC bias, some even by BBC ex- employees....however, various claims of bias have been made referring to BOTH Left AND Right.
    Here is one claim of BBC bias, published by the Centre for Policy studies no less........
    http://www.cps.org.uk/publications/bias-at-the-beeb/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    Blimey this is getting out of hand,I agree again
    Yes they are......to a point. However - they act far more than the 'pubic broadcaster' role which is their raison d'etre. As public broadcasters, it is NOT their 'job' to vie with the commercial broadcasters.....if they wish to do that, then they should go commercial too....The 'government' provide them with an annual subsidy for the 'public broadcaster' function - however, they greatly exceed this brief with their numerous channels, and various ventures...all of high quality of course...including BBC salaries.
    It would be far more preferable, if they were made to 'pay their way' by going commercial, if they want to compete with the 'entertainment' medium, instead of using Joe public as a cash cow, they should extend their commercial branch, and compete for audiences.
    Viewers pay for what they wish to view with commercial TV - but they have to pay the BBC even if they don't wish to view their output.
    A public broadcasting institution DOESN'T REQUIRE NINE national television channels, nor does it need to pay up to 40% more than it's commercial rivals.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk › News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevlin View Post
    Well wrt this issue, you certainly are blinkered Pat. There have been many claims of BBC bias, some even by BBC ex- employees....however, various claims of bias have been made referring to BOTH Left AND Right.
    Here is one claim of BBC bias, published by the Centre for Policy studies no less........
    http://www.cps.org.uk/publications/bias-at-the-beeb/
    This is yet another Right Wing organisation claiming BBC Left Wing bias. It also claims this five-year-old research uses objective, quantitative methods, based on the existing academic literature on media bias, to look for evidence of slant in the BBC’s online reporting.
    I don’t find it compelling. Especially as the newspaper it cites as its Right leaning control, backs up the findings of the report. Even the Guardian (used by the CPS as it’s other —Left — pole) reports, without embellishment, claims of bias raised by the CPS. For me, more-balanced appraisals are to be found in:
    http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/think-...left-wing-bias
    http://www.cityam.com/article/137652....hiEbcPfZ.dpuf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    This is yet another Right Wing organisation claiming BBC Left Wing bias. It also claims this five-year-old research uses objective, quantitative methods, based on the existing academic literature on media bias, to look for evidence of slant in the BBC’s online reporting.
    I don’t find it compelling. Especially as the newspaper it cites as its Right leaning control, backs up the findings of the report. Even the Guardian (used by the CPS as it’s other —Left — pole) reports, without embellishment, claims of bias raised by the CPS. For me, more-balanced appraisals are to be found in:
    http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/think-...left-wing-bias
    http://www.cityam.com/article/137652....hiEbcPfZ.dpuf
    So, that in in depth study was Right Wing eh....because that was their conclusion, and quoting the REASONS for reaching that conclusion - and don't foregt the evidence of the ex-BBC employees either - who are speaking from experience .
    However, Right or Left wing is irrelevant, ( apart from it being contrary to their charter), as the essence of my point was the imperial ambition of the BBC, and their vying with the commercial channels WITHOUT having to earn their living as their rivals do.
    BBC certainly do things well - but why the hell should they have NINE channels when they are being subsidised - even by TV viewers who don't even watch the BBC regularly......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    It's only got all of the votes because of our crazy system. In 2015 UKIP had more votes and ended up with one seat. Secondly, the BBC have a very liberal socialist agenda, and therefore SNP suit them down to the ground.
    The SNP only stand candidates in Scotland. UKIP gained their vote from throughout the UK. As usual though, not so much in Scotland. You so obviously do not know much about Scotland if you think the BBC is pro SNP!!!

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