Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Scottish Question re-echoes

Who's really pressing for more money for BBC Scotland ? Why, could it be BBC Scotland ?

That's the opinion of Kevin McKenna, soi-disant champagne socialist, professional Glaswegian. Observer columnist and Scottish Daily Mail writer.

He says a Charter Renewal team lead by BBC Scotland Director Ken McQuarrie proposed a second radio network and a weeknight HD tv channel solely for Scotland, and an additional hour of tv news produced in Scotland, with its own bureau staff in London and around the world.

Apparently, and unsurprisingly, this had the backing of the entire BBC Scotland executive, and, initially, was enthusiastically accepted in London. But "it has since been quietly pulled and re-written. Tony Hall, under pressure from £250k London executives who are all defending their little metropolitan fiefdoms, is now saying it will never happen."

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