Friday, 12 December 2008

Closet Nationalists?

Mr Smith sees that Labour MSP and peer George Foulkes is at it again.

"LORD Foulkes, the Labour peer, has accused BBC Scotland of being “institutionally nationalist” and claimed it gives the SNP an easier ride than other political parties."

Mr Smith has some sympathy with Lord Foulkes' comments. However, he also thinks the picture is far more complex. Governments of all political persuasions tend to get an easier ride from the journalistic establishment because of their powers of patronage in all its forms, including the last Labour/Liberal Democrat one. But, it also doesn't help when opposition parties get themselves stuck up political cul de sacs, especially where they involve dodgy donations and Wendy Alexander MSP.

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