"A reminder of one of the most clear, but by no means the only, example of BBC Bias against the SNP published today in the Ofcom report: Sunday Politics, BBC One, 30 April 2017, 11:24. This programme included an interview with the Scottish National Party (“SNP”) former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in which the presenter, Andrew Neil, asked about the SNP’s record on education. In one of his questions (“Why, after a decade of SNP rule, do one in five Scots pupils leave primary school functionally illiterate?”), Andrew Neil appeared to quote data from an official statistical source to criticise literacy levels among Scottish primary school leavers in 2017. The interview took place during the election period for the 2017 Scottish local elections. In November 2017 the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit upheld a complaint about this interview and a complainant subsequently referred their complaint to Ofcom.
Following an investigation, Ofcom concluded that Mr Neil’s question had been a significant misrepresentation."