An Awful State

31 Jul

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By Jason Michael

UNIONISTS IN SCOTLAND WANT to convince us that the SNP has peaked, that the demand for independence is on the wane, and that the independence movement is in dire straits. The complete domination of the media by the Westminster agenda means that this narrative of the death of independence has been sold, repackaged and resold – wash, rinse, repeat – by the mainstream media in Scotland since even before the 2014 referendum. According to the news we shouldn’t be here. We should have dried up and ossified years ago.  As much as I really detest cliché, it has to be said: The reports of our death are greatly exaggerated.

So long as the BBC ignores tens of thousands of independence supporters marching through Glasgow, Dundee, Dumfries, Inverness, wherever, the narrative is safe. Ordinary, politically ambivalent viewers won’t be unsettled in their default, media-programmed unionism…

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