Archive | September, 2016

The Union service broadcaster

15 Sep

Wee Ginger Dug

According to the Tory Culture Secretary speaking on Thursday in the Commons, a key part of the renewed BBC charter is “supporting greater cohesion between the nations of the UK”. You might think that the words culture and Tory were mutually exclusive, because that certainly seems to be the case as far as Scotland is concerned. The Scottish Tories spend their time either denying the existence of Scottish culture, or denying that key parts of Scottish culture like our own languages are deserving of state support. The only culture that the Tories are interested in is the culture of privatisation, the culture of educational segregation, and the culture of money.

It also seems to be the case that the BBC isn’t especially comfortable with the existence of Scotland as a nation and a culture. Normal countries which are self-governing or autonomous have their own public service broadcaster as well as…

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