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    Question Time 7th Feb.

    QT 7/2/19 was broadcast from Motherwell. Motherwell has an SNP MP & MSP. The SNP holds 35 of Scotland's 59 seats and forms the Scottish Government. Despite this there was only 1 Independence supporter on the panel - I accept there can only be 1 rep from each party but, why no Green? Or a pro-Indy journalist such as Lesley Riddoch (instead of the guy from the Times)?
    When it came to the topic of Independence the audience bias became very clear. The level of noise, and the amount of questions asked, from the Yoon side would give anyone the feeling that maybe there was little support for Independence. Fiona Hyslop did a sterling job in getting her points across despite the hostile crowd.
    Maybe the Beeb got it wrong with an attempt to balance the audience 52-48 on the Brexit issue. The result in Scotland favoured Remain by a large margin so, although the make-up, perhaps, reflected the UK result, in aiming for this they skewed the audience in favour of No. Leavers were more likely to be No voters.
    They were in Scotland for god's sake. Independence is supported by almost 50% of the electorate, Brexit only by 32%. They should have done their homework

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    Quote Originally Posted by morayloon View Post
    QT 7/2/19 was broadcast from Motherwell. Motherwell has an SNP MP & MSP. The SNP holds 35 of Scotland's 59 seats and forms the Scottish Government. Despite this there was only 1 Independence supporter on the panel - I accept there can only be 1 rep from each party but, why no Green? Or a pro-Indy journalist such as Lesley Riddoch (instead of the guy from the Times)?
    When it came to the topic of Independence the audience bias became very clear. The level of noise, and the amount of questions asked, from the Yoon side would give anyone the feeling that maybe there was little support for Independence. Fiona Hyslop did a sterling job in getting her points across despite the hostile crowd.
    Maybe the Beeb got it wrong with an attempt to balance the audience 52-48 on the Brexit issue. The result in Scotland favoured Remain by a large margin so, although the make-up, perhaps, reflected the UK result, in aiming for this they skewed the audience in favour of No. Leavers were more likely to be No voters.
    They were in Scotland for god's sake. Independence is supported by almost 50% of the electorate, Brexit only by 32%. They should have done their homework
    They certainly seemed very anti-SNP and the way they have used the referendum.
    17,410,742 people said LEAVE!

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    I thought the Bloated Broadcasting Corporation out did it’s self tonight, normally it’s 3-2 in favour of remain. Tonight it was 4-1... OUTSTANDING.

    But seeing as Scotland are a remain country you got 80% representation. As Indy2 only got 20% representation what you do is add the 2 together and divide by 2.

    80 + 20 / 2 = 50%. Which is 30% more representation than I got.

    I do have to say Moray that I think you over egged the views of the audience tonight. The guy in the red tracksuit pulled the SNP’S pants down good and proper and the vast majority of the audience loved it. Don’t get me wrong, I know I have given some harsh criticism of the Indy2 but I want it, not cause of the Andy Murray thing but because I believe in independence and the freedom to live and die by your own actions.

    I have to ask though, why fight for independence and then go cap in hand back to the most corrupt self serving union in history. Surely Scotland is better than that?

    BTW, you know and I know that wee Jimmy Krankie, whilst banging the drum for what you want, isn’t the person to lead Scotland. I do like Kezia Dugdale but I think she blew it when she defied party policy by going in the jungle. Ruth Davidson is also the kind of person Scotland needs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I thought the Bloated Broadcasting Corporation out did itís self tonight, normally itís 3-2 in favour of remain. Tonight it was 4-1... OUTSTANDING.

    But seeing as Scotland are a remain country you got 80% representation. As Indy2 only got 20% representation what you do is add the 2 together and divide by 2.

    80 + 20 / 2 = 50%. Which is 30% more representation than I got
    You do know that the programme was from Motherwell? After many complaints, the BBC bowed to the reality (well almost) of the situation in Scotland:a 3:2 panel participation. We didn't hear much from the Scottish model, she did not get much of a say at all, so, it wasn't clear where she stood.
    The beeb allowed a question on Independence so they must (or should) have known that their audience was not representative on the issue.

    I do have to say Moray that I think you over egged the views of the audience tonight. The guy in the red tracksuit pulled the SNPíS pants down good and proper and the vast majority of the audience loved it
    You prove my point. The audience 'loved' it because the audience was very much skewed towards the No camp.
    As for the guy you mention, he was allowed to speak a lot of drivel with Hyslop looking on incredulously.
    Just a wee point about that man. It turns out that not only was it his 3rd time on the show, he was allowed to speak in all of them. The astute blogger on media and politicalaffairs, Stuart Campbell, was quick to point that out https://wingsoverscotland.com/we-see-you/#more-108467


    I have to ask though, why fight for independence and then go cap in hand back to the most corrupt self serving union in history. Surely Scotland is better than that?
    As Hyslop said it is all about equality. We will have equal representation in the European Council, the Council of EU and the Commission. We just do not have that in the UK. We only have 59 seats out of 650 in what for all intents & purposes is the English Parliament. Even if those 59 joined together they would be defeated by the English horde.

    BTW, you know and I know that wee Jimmy Krankie, whilst banging the drum for what you want, isnít the person to lead Scotland. I do like Kezia Dugdale but I think she blew it when she defied party policy by going in the jungle. Ruth Davidson is also the kind of person Scotland needs?
    Sturgeon is in charge. Under her watch support for Independence is roughly at the 2014 level. Once the Indyref2 campaign gets underway many 'soft' No voters will come over because of the way they were lied to.

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    I posted this on the IndyRef forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by boggart View Post
    I believe that this guy is oft trotted out, but the more relevant question, is whether what he says is right or not. As for audience make up, when has QT ever been known to be balanced, not that I watched it last night. TBH I can't think of anything worse than seeing politicians and political commentators spouting off. I'm bored rigid of political waffle as the past 30 months has been very draining.
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    Are we really back to Scotland wishing to remain in the EU. Why can't they understand it was a British referendum, not a Scottish referendum. Most of the people in London also voted remain, so does this mean Scotland and London should remain, whilst the rest of leave. You didn't get your own way for a change, now get over it. As far as the BBC are concerned, someone on this very site summed it up perfectly, the BBC are an electronic version of the Guardian !!
    Keep Britain British, whoops, it's too late

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggart View Post
    I believe that this guy is oft trotted out, but the more relevant question, is whether what he says is right or not
    He droned on about Indyref. About how there was no deal. There was no deal in the Brexit campaign. There is no deal yet!
    As for audience make up, when has QT ever been known to be balanced
    Yesterday's show was especially bad.

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    I watched it last night moray and expected your thread,there's two choices here either you're right or the appetite for independence has waned.

    I suppose the only real test would be another vote.
    To paraphase one of our last great political leaders Winston Spencer Churchill "Never in the field of British politics and Brexit was so much expected by so many of so few......only to be bitterly disappointed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    Are we really back to Scotland wishing to remain in the EU. Why can't they understand it was a British referendum, not a Scottish referendum
    No one says that it wasn't a British referendum. However, the fact remains that 2 Nations of the UK state voted Remain by much bigger margins than the results achieved by Leave in England & Wales. The views of these Nations should have been acknwledged and due respect shown to them. Instead we were Ignored and disrespected.

    Most of the people in London also voted remain, so does this mean Scotland and London should remain, whilst the rest of leave
    London is a CITY, there is absolutely no comparison to the Scottish Nation. As part of England London must go along with the English result. Scotland should not be treated with disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    I watched it last night moray and expected your thread


    there's two choices here either you're right or the appetite for independence has waned
    Oh, I am right! Support for Independence has not shifted from that achieved in 2014.

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