For BBC Scotland, allowing political extremists airtime with their affiliations undisclosed is becoming the New Normal.
On Question Time we’ve had a Brexit candidate and a Tory treasurer suspended after joking about Nicola Sturgeon’s miscarriage, appear repeatedly and allowed to shout abuse at the SNP panellists. On Good Morning Scotland and Call Kaye, we hear councillors, activists and other members of the opposition parties and even representatives of the anti-democratic covert media group based in Scotland in Union, appear to attack the SNP or the FM personally, but presented as ordinary members of the public.
Now, on The Nine we have a young man allowed to make a passionate plea for Scots born in Scotland but living in England to be able to vote in the next referendum, in the hope that they may stem the swelling tide of support for Yes.
In addition to this being a form of blood nationalism rejected by most in the UK, James Bundy is not as he appears.
Not only was Bundy the Tory youth wing chairman in 2018, he was also accused of anti-Semitism.
Though his use of the term Cultural Marxism to attack a BBC TV programme about gender stereotyping may not have offended many Courier readers, MSP Ross Greer and, no doubt, other students, knew what it meant, as of course did Bundy.
Cultural Marxism was a conspiracy theory developed in Nazi Germany to demonise Jews, and is a term consistently used by far-right groups such as the BNP. Norwegian far-right mass murderer Anders Breivik also used the term over a hundred times in his “manifesto” before committing the Utoya Island massacre and Oslo bombing in July 2011.
Then leader, Ruth Davidson, was less than strict and just asked Bundy to delete the tweet.
Bundy, below, has made a bit of an attempt to look different since then.