On the BBC and rampant nationalism.

From this article on the BBC’s output, with regards to news coverage from and in each of the home nations, one line stuck out like a sore thumb:

But some in England say they do not need to hear about events in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly that do not affect them.

Sure, they don’t need to hear about events from these other parts of the UK. But they should. Just like Scotland should hear about major changes happening in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

A lack of news coverage breeds ignorance, and ignorance feeds the more rampant of the nationalist colours naturally evident throughout the UK. We currently have devolved parliaments within the UK which aim to make decisions best-suited for the territory they represent; discussion and analysis of where these decisions diverge is exactly the sort of thing that should be covered in a balanced UK news diet, delivered to the whole of the UK.


Posted by Stephen Strowes on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008. You can follow me on twitter.

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