Oooh! SNP Government fails to look after furniture shock?

used at the COP26 summit are being stored in tents.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone

OMG! BBC Scotland understands? SNP Government accused of failing to plan storage for chairs and tables paid for by taxpayers? Well, no, they were a gift from IKEA.

They’re going to be given to charities and we hear that but, for some reason, Reporting Scotland focus on the borderline possibility of neglect rather than the good news story.

Conor Gillies’ open sentence in the website report is:

Thousands of items of brand new furniture used inside COP26 venues are being stored inside tents outside Glasgow, and they could be there for months, BBC Scotland understands.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-59270807

It’s followed by 26 paragraphs including interviews but with not a word of concern about damage. The tents can zip up. What’s the worry?

Just how pathetic is this?

As far as I can see, no one, no one, not the Herald, Scotsman, Sun nor Daily Mail has picked up on Connor Gillies’ scoop.

11 thoughts on “Oooh! SNP Government fails to look after furniture shock?

  1. LETS GET PICTURES OF ALL THE HAPPY PEOPLE
    WHO ARE GOING TO RECEIVE THESE CHAIRS AND OTHER FURNITURE CROM. COP

    AND THEN FLOOD bbc SCOTLAND VIA ALL SOCIAL MEDIA,WEB ALL PAGES OF bbc
    THEY REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE MESSING WITH

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  2. If, as Baw Jaws was at such pains to make clear, COP26 was a UK Government production, how come it’s down to the Scottish Government to clean-up after them?

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  3. This provides a good example of the matter of ‘framing’ a news story to achieve a particular effect.

    This is the headline chosen by BBC Scotland: ‘COP26 furniture to sit in car park tents ‘for months’.

    Now BBC Scotland had the option of using a different headline – of opting to frame this story differently, e.g. ‘Local communities to benefit from furniture used at COP26’ or similar. The operational challenges associated with this enterprise could still have been reported – as reported as just that, a challenge associated with delivering something worthwhile.

    Regular visitors to TuS will not be surprised that BBC Scotland made the decision to go with the negative framing. But was there even a ‘decision’ to make? Could we have reached the stage that negativity is so engrained in the institution’s culture that there is little or no awareness that options around framing are always available and require consideration?

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    1. I am not so sure that they can always be that negative without deliberately working hard at it.

      No one can be that dismissive of their own country, its people and achievements without being a industrial grade pain in the arse and / or with the promise of being offered a proper BBC job down south if they toe the line.

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  4. A suggestion for Christmas.

    Move all the street people into the tents to USE the furniture.
    Homeless problem solved short-term.

    Just send my Peerage by post, please.
    Dont want a fuss!

    Send Stanley Johnson to pokie for a while—that frees up a Tuscany Villa for the homeless as well. Or me!

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  5. Unless its already been claimed and if its not jumping the gun a wee bit could I put my name on the globe as I want to remember the world as it used to be before it melts and the ice caps disappear.

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  6. When I heard it this morning on BBC Scotland, I thought it was a very weird introduction piece.

    I got the impression from the way it was presented, that all this good stuff was just lying in tents outside and why don’t you go and help yourself as its going to get ruined in the rain anyway..

    Then I realised that this was probably just more sour grapes from BBC Scotland as they were not allowed to get into COP26 or use the chairs while the proper BBC journalists from down south were present.

    Aye that was it.

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  7. BBC are just ridiculous now- desperate and ridiculous. They’re beginning to sound- for aged ones like me- like Violet Elizabeth Bott. If Scotland doesn’t give up on independence they will ” thcream, an’ thcream, an’ thcream…” till they are “thick”.

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