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A full two months of QT the flagship BBC current affairs programme without the SNP appearing once but, next week its the biannual tartan episode of #BBCQT from Glasgow.

Looking forward to them screaming at whoever the SNP put up about the Nike Conference and drug deaths so that Scotland's elected representatives are denied the opportunity to hold the UK government to account. Also can't wait to see who will be representing the Lanarkshire marching band, hate crime and street violence community. Maybe the entire Moray Conservative and Unionist Association will be (in) the audience, again.

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32 minutes ago, williemillersmoustache said:

A full two months of QT the flagship BBC current affairs programme without the SNP appearing once but, next week its the biannual tartan episode of #BBCQT from Glasgow.

Looking forward to them screaming at whoever the SNP put up about the Nike Conference and drug deaths so that Scotland's elected representatives are denied the opportunity to hold the UK government to account. Also can't wait to see who will be representing the Lanarkshire marching band, hate crime and street violence community. Maybe the entire Moray Conservative and Unionist Association will be (in) the audience, again.

What's the odds on orange jacket man appearing again? I haven't watched Qt for ages now but it's all too predictable. 

UK government will be let off the hook and it'll be one SNP representative outnumbered and a constant barrage of unsubstantiated claims about how poor the Scottish government is. 

The viewing figures for this must be on the slide.

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1 hour ago, williemillersmoustache said:

A full two months of QT the flagship BBC current affairs programme without the SNP appearing once but, next week its the biannual tartan episode of #BBCQT from Glasgow.

Looking forward to them screaming at whoever the SNP put up about the Nike Conference and drug deaths so that Scotland's elected representatives are denied the opportunity to hold the UK government to account. Also can't wait to see who will be representing the Lanarkshire marching band, hate crime and street violence community. Maybe the entire Moray Conservative and Unionist Association will be (in) the audience, again.

I didn’t watch it (because it’s shite) but apparently Bruce claimed the other week that the audience was made up of majority Tory voters to reflect the last electoral results in the area. I wonder if that’ll be done in Scotland or if they’ll insist they need to create an equal mix of all major parties to ensure a Labour/Tory/Lib Dem majority audience…

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7 minutes ago, Antlion said:

I didn’t watch it (because it’s shite) but apparently Bruce claimed the other week that the audience was made up of majority Tory voters to reflect the last electoral results in the area. I wonder if that’ll be done in Scotland or if they’ll insist they need to create an equal mix of all major parties to ensure a Labour/Tory/Lib Dem majority audience…

Pretty sure Mentorn have said they do the audience balancing on the basis of UK elections. Which is why the one in Dundee a while back looked like a masonic lodge fundraiser. 

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It's not an unrealistic assumption to make based on past behaviour. 
No, it's not, although assumption is a dangerous game. They were slated for it at the time and they will be slated for it if they do it again, so I don't see what the point is of slating them before they've even done it.

If this was the other way round, you'd be rightly shooting down the post for not even giving the SNP a chance to improve.
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1 minute ago, DiegoDiego said:

No, it's not, although assumption is a dangerous game. They were slated for it at the time and they will be slated for it if they do it again, so I don't see what the point is of slating them before they've even done it.

If this was the other way round, you'd be rightly shooting down the post for not even giving the SNP a chance to improve.

I've defended the BBC on multiple times on this thread, but I don't think they have a leg to stand on re QT. I'd be delighted if they manage a balanced programme fairly reflecting the views of Glaswegians but I'd also be amazed.

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2 hours ago, GTG_03 said:

What's the odds on orange jacket man appearing again? I haven't watched Qt for ages now but it's all too predictable. 

UK government will be let off the hook and it'll be one SNP representative outnumbered and a constant barrage of unsubstantiated claims about how poor the Scottish government is. 

The viewing figures for this must be on the slide.

Why would they use unsubstantiated claims about how poor the Scottish Government is when they can use plenty of factual examples.

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4 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

No, it's not, although assumption is a dangerous game. They were slated for it at the time and they will be slated for it if they do it again, so I don't see what the point is of slating them before they've even done it.

If this was the other way round, you'd be rightly shooting down the post for not even giving the SNP a chance to improve.

On audience you may be right, although it's not ridiculous to assume the worst on repeated past performance, on only representing Scotland when in Scotland, we're already there. 

There's been quite a lot going on recently from Afghanistan, to supply chains, energy, labour shortages and Covid but we haven't seen the UKs 3rd party yet and it might be nice to have heard their views in a UK and not strictly Scottish context. 

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I will be utterly seething if any of the panel have forgotten to wear their poppy. A strongly worded letter to both the Director General and the Daily Mail has already been drafted.

I see we're also doing Trans panic / Lavender scare stuff too. Very cool.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, strichener said:

Why would they use unsubstantiated claims about how poor the Scottish Government is when they can use plenty of factual examples.

Because it's what they do, I think the Scottish government have made plenty of mistakes but the unionist position seems to be to throw whatever shit they can and hope it all sticks. 

I'd have much more respect for them if they stuck to facts rather than ranting about Nike conferences, ministerial codes and broken bridges.

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I can forgive much of the BBC's bias, as long as they have this lady presenting the Scottish News 4 or 5 nights a week. She also has her nationality listed as Scottish - unlike most, if not all of her BBC Scotland colleagues.

 

Laura Miller has been announced as Reporting Scotland's new anchor

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