Without attempting any scientific study at the time, I felt sure BBC Reporting Scotland had the lightest of touches on the Internal Market Bill and its clear threats to the devolution settlement. Scottish Tories were never confronted with it.
Other social media commentators were strongly critical of the coverage.
It seems we were not imagining things.
A poll by Panelbase for Scot Goes Pop, has reported dramatic findings.
A ‘staggering’ 77% of the respondents did not think the BBC had done enough to make the public aware of the changes proposed in the bill.
James Kelly wrote:
I was actually quite staggered by that result – I thought we might see an even split, with independence supporters being critical of the BBC and unionists more content. But in fact this is a rare example of literally every demographic or political group mentioned in the datasets reaching the same conclusion. 89% of SNP voters, 68% of Labour voters, 74% of Liberal Democrat voters, 62% of Conservative voters, 86% of Yes supporters, 63% of No supporters, 77% of people born in Scotland and 76% of people born in England all agree that the BBC have failed to properly inform the public.
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