Better Together chief linked to moves to block Scottish focused news on BBC
By G.A.Ponsonby (20 Aug 2014)One of the key figures behind the Better Together campaign opposed the creation of a Scottish based news programme that would have brought jobs and skills to Scotland, because it had the support of the Scottish Government, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Blair McDougall, who is the Campaign Director of the cross-party pro-Union alliance, was a senior Labour Party Advisor when he called for a Scottish Six evening news programme to be blocked by party officials, labelling existing BBC Scotland programmes "parochial".
In November 2007 McDougall sent an internal memo to the then Secretary of State for Scotland Des Browne warning against allowing BBC Scotland to create an evening news programme that would have presented events home and abroad from a Scottish perspective.
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