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BBC Scotland, Question Time and Kaye Adams

dundee qtBy GA Ponsonby

Did you watch Question Time this week?  It was broadcast from Dundee.  Not the one on the east coast of Scotland, but some other mythical place inhabited by people who have never looked over the River Tay.

Let’s play fantasy news - Stuart Cosgrove’s Scottish Six

wee scottish six nationalBy GA Ponsonby

If you bought Tuesday’s edition of the Scottish National you’ll know that the writer and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove was the guest editor. Cosgrove had come up with what some people described as an ‘innovative’ idea to use the pro-independence newspaper in order to demonstrate what a future Scottish Six news programme might look like.

The SNP Council Tax Reform - A one sided BBC Scotland production

bbc scotlandBy GA Ponsonby

What do you know about the SNP’s council tax reform plans? You’ll know that those who live in the most expensive homes will pay more. You might also have heard something about income tax. I’ll hazard that most people in Scotland know nothing more beyond that.

Public finance expert hails 'imaginative and progressive' council tax reform

publicfinanceThe SNP has today welcomed comments from the Head of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) on the party’s council tax reform plans – which have been hailed as “imaginative and progressive”.

SNP slams Labour 'hypocrisy' on hospital services

vale of levenThe Scottish Labour party has been accused of hypocrisy and of attempting to spread fear over the future of local health services after its health spokesperson Jenny Marra claimed wards and hospitals across Scotland faced closure.

Scottish MPs "left out" of debate on UK Government spending

pete wishartSNP MP Pete Wishart has warned that Scottish MPs are being increasingly left out of the debate on government spending because they have been denied the opportunity to discuss the impacts of decisions made in Westminster on Scottish budgets.

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