“Any retailer who imports goods – any manufacturer who imports parts, anyone who receives a present – from mainland Europe will have to process a mound of paperwork that the EU has completely done away with within the Union.” The post-Brexit future in miniature outside the customs union.
“I am a passionate supporter of the need for a Scottish Six. Our democracy simply demands it. But I just cannot see how it can be done.” A former top BBC correspondent on the pitfalls facing any would-be editor and programme planners.
The future of broadcasting in an independent Scotland was a major topic in the run-up to last year’s referendum. The subject has since disappeared from view. But it remains true that the current situation, particularly regarding the BBC’s news broadcasts, is far from satisfactory even in a devolved Scotland – and with Holyrood gaining further powers soon, the mismatch between the political reality and the way it is covered on television will only get worse.