BBC tricks YouTube into suspending Wings over Scotland news feed / Silence from SNP: Statement from Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party


Why is this not ‘news’ on BBC Misreporting Scotland? And why is SNP silent on blatant state censorhip of Wings over Scotland? … State-controlled BBC tricks YouTube into suspending Wings over Scotland pro-Independence YouTube website … 

Commenting today on the above, Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said:

 “The BBC has effectively pulled the wool over the eyes of YouTube by falsely claims over copyright infringement on the Wings over Scotland You Tube site.

 “Broadcasters and other media are permitted to use clips of material shown on BBC for ‘fair comment’ use.

 “This right is widely used by other media across the political spectrum – and irrespective of the other broad/web-casters’ political inclinations.

 “The law should – rightly – be blind to the fact that Wings over Scotland supports Scotland’s Independence.

 “But YouTube has allowed itself to be conned by the BBC to censor the leading independent media channel that happens to support Scotland’s Independence.

 “As a (supposedly) non-partisan and independent public service broadcaster, the BBC has now put itself in an impossible position of taking unjustified and heavy-handed level action against a bona fide media publisher.

 “And even worse, it has (so far) – and highly significantly – failed to duly report its action on its own media channels.

 “But worst of all, it paints the BBC very firmly into the same politically-biased corner it stood when reporting the civil war in northern Ireland.

 “As a result, the BBC is rapidly losing its reputation for apolitical broadcasting.

 “What is also curious in this matter is the equally-stunning silence (so far) from the Scottish Government and/or the Scottish National Party – indeed also from the other political parties.

 “Just think what their reaction would be if Channel-4 hood-winked You Tube into suspending the London Times would be.

“This kind of creatively-sleekit thinking is usually above the brains – or pay-grades – at BBC Scotland and appears to be ‘dark thinking’ at the highest level of corporation.”

Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

 The primary goal – and number one objective in the constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party –  is to achieve political Independence for Scotland.

We aim to do so by helping to bring about a new/ second Scottish Independence Referendum in light of the entirely-changed political and constitutional landscape following the UK Brexit vote.

We shall do this by providing a meaningful, valid, SECOND choice/ chance to vote for Independence-supporting MSPs in elections to the next Scottish Parliament; ie SNP party members/ voters can vote ‘first’ choice for SNP on the ballot paper, and then vote ‘second’ choice for Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party on the ballot paper.

This gives two choices/ chances/ votes in favour of Scotland’s Independence (instead of the present 1/ SNP – and reduces the ‘stray’/ use-less ‘second’ vote going to any other British Unionist party.

Despite the use of the word ‘Scottish’ in front of their names, the Liberals, Tories and Labour are all single, British Unionist parties and are all controlled from, and based in, their London head offices.

Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party is not competing with the SNP; rather, we want to work in a progressive alliance with them and all other groups that support Independence for Scotland.

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