Yessers set to gather in protest at the BBC’s pro-Union agenda

Supporters of Scottish independence will today gather outside the BBC’s Glasgow HQ in protest at the corporation’s pro-Union news agenda.

The demonstration, which will take place at Pacific Quay at 1pm, is expected to attract hundreds and perhaps thousands, of Yes activists.

The snap protest was called after the BBC targeted two pro-independence bloggers who had their youtube accounts shut down.  Wings Over Scotland and Moridura were targeted by the corporation after it was alerted by a Scottish Labour councillor over apparent copyright violations.

Despite a subsequent U-turn by the BBC, which led to the youtube accounts being re-activated, anger has swelled amongst many in the pro-independence community.  The protest is the latest in a series of events that began in 2012 highlighting the pro-Union broadcaster’s bias.

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the BBC continues to insist it is impartial in its coverage of Scottish politics. The issue was discussed briefly on Saturday on the Good Morning Scotland programme.  The eleven minute discussion is reproduced below.

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7 thoughts on “Yessers set to gather in protest at the BBC’s pro-Union agenda

  1. Independent Woman

    It is now obvious to anyone who is paying even a fraction of attention to BBC Scotland reports that they are still putting emphasis on anything that reflects badly on the Scottish (SNP) government. They couldn’t wait to trumpet £300,000 without taking time to check it out. No amount of ‘correction’ after this kind of report will undo the harm done. It is impossible to keep up with all lthe negative reports the BBC puts on its news on radio, tv and the website.

    Is it policy or do the BBC simply not have enough experienced, competent journalists to cover the news?

  2. Brian Powell

    “Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the BBC continues to insist it is impartial in its coverage of Scottish politics”, as in the Richard Nixon declaration to the American public, “I am not a crook”.

  3. Clydebuilt

    On a week day Drive Time broadcast between 4pm and 6.30 pm.

    The segment between 5 & 6 pm, never has anything that could be interpreted as good news for the SNP ( or Scotland) relentlessly negative.
    Even articles that have been reported on during the 1st hour are reworked ensuring the SNP get no credit or even better the blame.

  4. Del

    At least the BBC website’s Scotland section mentions that various people were protesting. And that it was about BBC Bias. So they at least reported part of the story.
    PS allegeldy they invited someone in to discuss things over a cuppa 🙂

  5. Independent Woman

    I was at the protest and it was quite lively and more informative than most of the BBC output. I believe a delegation was invited in to talk to the BBC but it was late on in proceedings so we didn’t hear the result.

    1. Dave Albiston

      Yes, as the BBC reported, Ian Small invited 4 people to come and discuss the situation. This was turned down. As was not reported by the BBC, he was invited out to address the gathering. He refused.

      I was disappointed by the turnout, particularly after events the previous weekend. However, I was in a café afterwards and an Orange Order march passed with only around 50-60. Which got me wondering why there are no marches in support of the union.

  6. Clydebuilt

    From comments on wings, the delegation from the demo agreed to meet Ian Small, IF they were allowed to record the meeting, this was turned down.

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