LONDON CALLING: 'BBC bias during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum'

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THE STIRLING SMITH GALLERY

Dumbarton Road

Stirling

FK8 2RQ

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Based on the book by GP Ponsonby, 'London Calling – 'BBC bias during the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum', chronicles the descent of the BBC in Scotland from a once trusted broadcaster to an organisation so despised that thousands of ordinary Scots marched on its Scottish HQ in protest at what they saw as its anti-independence bias.

Among featured contributors are Paul Kavanagh (Wee Ginger Dug) and Craig Murray (Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan). The journey is signposted by several key political events and explores examples of the BBC's coverage.

YES Stirling are excited to be hosts for the screening of the crowd-funded documentary “London Calling” by the film-maker Alan Knight, based on the book by GP Ponsonby. We are also pleased to welcome Alan as our guest speaker to engage in a discussion after the film. The running time of the documentary is 70mins and will start as soon after 7pm as we can.

https://youtu.be/_Q6UNiziLzE (Pre-production crowd funder preview)

Lest we forget the biased role played by the BBC during the first independence referendum.


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THE STIRLING SMITH GALLERY

Dumbarton Road

Stirling

FK8 2RQ

United Kingdom

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About YES Stirling

YES Stirling is a non-party campaign, part of the National Yes Registry, preparing the ground for a 2nd independence referendum in Scotland.

  • Although YES lost the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 (by 55% to 45%), never has this nation been so politically charged, motivated and informed. Within days of 18th September, membership of the SNP, the Greens and the SSP had soared.
  • The Smith Commission, tasked with delivering "the Vow", was hamstrung by the Tories and Labour, both limiting as far as possible any meaningful new powers for Scotland.
  • The Scotland Bill (2015), with David Cameron promising "the strongest devolved parliament anywhere in the world", instead gave us next to nothing. Our Scottish Parliament's powers are less than that of a Canton in Switzerland or the equivalent of a local council in many parts of Europe.

Brexit and its implications for Scotland

On 23rd June 2016, Scotland voted overwhelmingly (62% to 38%) to remain in the European Union. Nevertheless, we are set to be dragged out by England and Wales, who narrowly voted to leave the EU.
As a so-called partnership of equals, this is democratically unacceptable.

We need to prepare for the 2nd Independence Referendum now.

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