A fine example of this was the news that Ukip won the final seat in the "Scottish Region" which was treated with glee's by the BBC including David Dimbleby and a curious analysis which suggested that this was a disaster r for the SNP
|Scottish National Party||389,503||28.99||2|
|UK Independence Party||140,534||10.46||1|
|British National Party||10,216||0.76||0|
Listening to John Curtice professor of politics at Strathclyde University and a research consultant for ScotCen Social Research and First Minister Alec Salmond , it looks like the former has abandoned an academic analysis and gone for a subjective approach.
Given the UKIP dominance in England and indeed their vote in Wales how can 10.46% of the vote be seen as a triumph and game changer in Scotland?
But perhaps the real telling point was when Salmond pointed oit that the BBC has given four times the coverage of Ukip compared to tthe SNP in Scotland and smug David Dimblebly 's "all complaints to BBC Glasgow".
Which Salmond neatly noted that Glasgow didn't have much say in the matter"
We need to ask. Why the BBC has gone out of its way to promote Ukip ?
Is it a Euro Sceptc element in the News/Current Affairs department or is it simply a desire to make Politics more interesting by creating a story of a new party .breaking the politics mold?
This happened when Roy Jenkins ,David Owen and Shirley Williams formed
trhe SDP in the 80's and who where for a time the media darlings
But in Farage and Ukip the BBC may have helped create a Monster no one can control and they may well live to regret their part in it.
We will that's for certain.