Hundreds more urge BBC to scrap ‘Scottish Six’ news plan

More than 6,000 people have now signed a petition urging Lord Hall to drop the proposal as it is claimed that it would leave the BBC vulnerable to the SNP’s “obsession with control and media management”

A Scottish Six news bulletin would leave the BBC’s current affairs coverage vulnerable to the SNP’s “obsession with control and media management”, it has been claimed as hundreds more Scots added their names to a petition calling for the plan to be scrapped.

Alastair Cameron, director of the campaign group Scotland in Union, said the country needs a “strong media” to hold the SNP government to account and the change could lead to the BBC being “manipulated to promote independence.”

His warning was echoed by a series of signatories to the online petition, which has now reached more than 6,000 names in less than three days, with one opponent stating that she wanted to continue watching “national news, not a second-rate Scottish one.”

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