Monday, December 1, 2014


The BBC will have to bend the knee to the Scottish Parliament, if the full Smith Commission report on more powers for Scotland gets implemented. Here's the key recommendation.

There will be a formal consultative role for the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament in the process of reviewing the BBC’s Charter. The BBC will lay its annual report and accounts before the Scottish Parliament and submit reports to, and appear before, committees of the Scottish Parliament in relation to matters relating to Scotland in the same way as it does in the UK Parliament.

There was a wee stooshie involving a Holyrood Committee and BBC Scotland bosses in March this year, and it clearly still rankles that Auntie doesn't skip to attend when called.

Meanwhile, back at Pacific Quay, extra graphic effort has been ordered to rebrand the woeful "Scotland 2014" post-Hogmanay. And on Radio Scotland, the waters that parted for the insights of Jim Naughtie are back in place, with Good Morning Scotland soldiering on with Gary Robertson, Hayley Millar, and Bill Whiteford. Perhaps they call London when they're struggling with questions that are too short...  

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