Stewart Maxwell

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Name: Stewart Maxwell
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

BBC under fire after Tory MP allowed to make pro-Union documentary

GeneralBy a Newsnet reporterThe BBC has come under fire after it allowed a Tory MP to make a documentary that claims the border between Scotland and England is a "pernicious scar".MP Rory Stewart was allowed to make two hour long documentaries - - promoting ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Robertson's 'forces of darkness' speech a 'disservice to debate' say SNP

GeneralBy Chris RumblesLabour peer George Robertson has been accused of insulting the people of Scotland after claiming that a Yes vote in the independence referendum would be "cataclysmic" and that the "forces of darkness would simply love it".Robertson ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Scotlandshire: BBC Scotland Coverage Of The Independence Referendum

Coverage of the Scottish independence referendum, due to be held on September 18 this year, is a compelling example of the deep establishment bias of the corporate media. Some critics have characterised the BBC’s coverage, in particular, as though Scotland ... [Published Dissident Voice - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Andrew Marr branded 'racist wee s****' as BBC accuses Scottish nationalists of lobbying campaign over Salmond interview

The BBC has accused supporters of Scottish independence of launching a lobbying campaign against presenter Andrew Marr about a live TV clash with Alex Salmond.Messages posted online accused Mr Marr of being a ‘paid Tory employee’, an ‘establishment puppet’ ... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 3 reports

Teachers forced to pay more towards pensions

Custom byline text:Andy PhilipMSPs voted to make the change against opposition from Labour politicians, who said the Scottish Government is passing on a UK Tory tax.Education Secretary Michael Russell said he is being "forced" by Westminster.Loading article ... [Published Herald Scotland - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

A shared currency would be best option for Scotland and UK

Scottish First Minister Alex SalmondScotland’s first minister has said a shared currency after independence would be the best option for Scotland and the rest of the UK.Alex Salmond said a range of options on the currency had been set out by his expert ... [Published Spy Ghana - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 6 reports

Row over Marr's remarks on Scotland

The BBC has been challenged to justify remarks by Andrew Marr after he was accused of expressing personal opinions about Scotland's right to join the EU in an interview with Alex Salmond.The first minister clashed with Marr after the BBC presenter said: ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Zeppelin stories, double standards … and Andrew Marr

Ken MacQuarrie and John Boothman – head of BBC Scotland and its Head of News respectively, stonewalled for most of the proceedings, but a question right at the end of the exchanges was revealing.For those who missed it, the BBC Scotland delegation were ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

BBC rejects 'thought control' claim

The BBC has challenged claims that it engaged in "thought-control" by allegedly suppressing a study about media bias in the independence referendum.John Robertson, a researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, claimed the BBC had threatened ... [Published Herald Scotland - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

BBC Scotland Chiefs defiant after 'news bias' study scrutinised by Holyrood Committee

General Appearing alongside head of News and Current Affairs John Boothman, Mr MacQuarrie launched a scathing attack on the academic integrity of Professor John Robertson, who had carried out the study.In an earlier session Professor Robertson had explained ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 10 2014 - Updated Mar 10 2014 - 1 reports

Committee to examine future management of Scotland’s historic environment

The future management of Scotland’s historic environment and how it should be championed is to be considered by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee .The Historic Environment Scotland Bill will create a new body, Historic Environment ... [Published Scottish Parliament - Mar 10 2014]
First reported Mar 10 2014 - Updated Mar 10 2014 - 1 reports

Recording now…

$ By Derek Bateman$ Wow!$ What a reaction… and some truly enlightening contributions full of fact and analysis. This is the place to be, I think. Even with all the assortment of emphasis and approach, it is clear we are all agreed that we are not being ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 10 2014]

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Commenting on Lord Robertson's speech, SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell said: "this intervention from lord robertson isn't just bizarre – it is completely absurd and impossible for anyone to take seriously."

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BBC under fire after Tory MP allowed to make pr... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Apr 14 2014]
Robertson's 'forces of darkness' speech a 'diss... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Apr 08 2014]
SNP: Embarrassment for No as Labour's Dad's Arm... [Published PoliticsHome - Apr 08 2014]
Scotlandshire: BBC Scotland Coverage Of The Ind... [Published Dissident Voice - Mar 25 2014]
Teachers forced to pay more towards pensions [Published Herald Scotland - Mar 19 2014]
Andrew Marr branded 'racist wee s****' as BBC a... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 18 2014]
Teacher pension payments to rise [Published East Lothian Today - Mar 18 2014]
Teacher pension payments to rise [Published Evening Telegraph - Mar 18 2014]
A shared currency would be best option for Scot... [Published Spy Ghana - Mar 18 2014]
Row over Marr's remarks on Scotland [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 17 2014]
Zeppelin stories, double standards … and Andrew... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 17 2014]
MARR : Matter of opinion Marr challenged over S... [Published 4 Traders - Mar 16 2014]
BBC presenter Andrew Marr accused of breaking g... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 16 2014]
BBC asked to justify Andrew Marr's remarks on S... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 16 2014]
Andrew Marr accused of bias over Scottish indep... [Published Telegraph - Mar 16 2014]
SNP challenges BBC after First Minister appears... [Published Stv.tv - Mar 16 2014]
BBC Scotland Chiefs defiant after 'news bias' s... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 12 2014]
BBC rejects 'thought control' claim [Published Herald Scotland - Mar 11 2014]
Committee to examine future management of Scotl... [Published Scottish Parliament - Mar 10 2014]
Recording now… [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Mar 10 2014]
Downing Street backing Alistair Darling after ‘... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Dec 05 2013]
Jailed MSPs to take 90% salary hit [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Sep 11 2013]
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