Mainstream Media Distortion

BBC Scotland Reporter At It Again?

A BBC Scotland reporter has been criticised on social media after using his twitter account to promote a newspaper article backing Theresa May.  Nick Eardley, who is BBC Scotland’s Westminster correspondent, retweeted a link to a Daily Mail article written by two Scottish Tory MPs. The article, written by Tory MPs Alister Jack and Paul Masterton, urged backing for Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Both MPs had been on the opposite sides of the Brexit debate. In his tweet, Eardley wrote: “Scotland’s answer to Anna Soubry and Jacob Rees Mogg (well sort of…) team up to back the PM on Chequers agreement”

Dark Money

THE SIMPLEST EXPLANATION, says Ockham’s razor, is usually the truth. When we look at what is unfolding to be the biggest political scandal in living memory – the Brexit dark money scandal – we are presented with two explanations; one fantastically convoluted story involving a number of right-wing figures, senior British Conservative politicians , key people in the Trump campaign, the Kremlin, an insane amount of money, coincidence and rank incompetence, and a public relations firm, and another exposed by The Guardian and The New York Times which zetetically follows the money and links all the dots. Nothing about this story is particularly easy to follow, but then we were never supposed to follow it. We weren’t meant to know about it.