The Scottish Independence Referendum captivated a kingdom for over 3 years. whilst Alex Salmond's SNP gained a majority within the 2011 Scottish election it signalled the beginning of the main electrical political crusade in united kingdom historical past. That crusade ended on September 18th 2014 whilst Scots voted to stay a part of the Union.
But how did a small lead for convinced develop into a 10 aspect triumph for No over the last fourteen days of the crusade? Why used to be a backbench Labour MP given unheard of entry to BBC airwaves with a view to factor pledges he had no authority to make? used to be a Scottish Labour social gathering specific consultant allowed to persuade the content material of BBC Scotland political programmes?
The media’s position within the referendum crusade has escaped scrutiny, beforehand. This e-book shines the highlight at the largest media beast of all - the BBC. What it finds will surprise you.
'London Calling – How the BBC stole the Referendum', chronicles the descent of the BBC in Scotland from a as soon as depended on broadcaster to an business enterprise so despised that millions of standard Scots marched on its Scottish HQ in protest at what they observed as its anti-independence bias.
The booklet takes the reader on a trip that starts with the arriving of devolution and culminates within the No campaign's triumph within the referendum on September 18th 2014. the adventure is signposted through a number of key political occasions and the BBC’s assurance explored.
The booklet finds how Donald Trump, Al Megrahi and Rupert Murdoch have been utilized by the broadcaster in an try at selling an anti-SNP narrative. It additionally unearths how headlines have been altered, video pictures edited, tales suppressed and debates loaded because the country broadcaster resisted the political swap happening all through Scotland.
'London Calling - How the BBC stole the Referendum' paints an image of a BBC not able to evolve to Scottish Devolution and which stood Canute like opposed to the ocean swap the referendum epitomised. an organization in denial over its personal shortcomings.