So given the clear political leaning of the Scottish electorate why does it suffer from such an overwhelmingly right wing and London biased media ?
As if the Scots haven't suffered enough over these last three centuries when even the English (British?!) national anthem regales against the Scots with a stanza about an imperialistic road and bridge building member of the English military and prays to the Almighty,
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
May he by sedition hush and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the King !
Well forgive me for noticing that the BBC in Scotland is, like the writer of this abominable song, a Londonophiliac in nature, and intent on belittling what it is to be Scottish at the same time as being determined to crush the Scottish spirit. The BBC is inhabited by a significant number of people in awe of the "loadsa" money, power and influence which they believe exists in London and though they don't like it as much, Manchester. The idea of a smaller SBC world holds no attraction for them. Faithful to that "dross called gold" and not to the communities from which they came, as soon as the whiff of golden life beside the Thames wends its way up their nostrils, they are lured south.
As for the printed press, with one or two exceptions such as The Daily Record and sometimes The Herald the predominant left of centre view of the Scottish electorate is not well represented and there certainly isn't any significant representation of the views of the many people in Scotland who favour independence. Newspapers in Scotland are it seems also in thrall of the "high road to England."* Their owners and editors fantasise that toadying to Westminster and to the wealth of the City of London will somehow save their failing publications.
|A Parcel of Rogues in a Nation : the signing of the Act of Union 1707|
Three hundred years on it would seem important that Scots, at least this time, each with a vote to prevent it, should not be sold out by another parcel of self serving rogues.**
* "The noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!"
From James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD. Published 1791.
** Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation Poem by Robert Burns