On Tuesday we watched as Jackie Bird and Nick Eardley discussed how the criminal case invented by the BBC and the British media into former SNP MP Michelle Thomson had been dropped.
It is no conspiracy theory to say that right now in London there are experienced and educated people working on McCrone-like reports addressing a number of issues arising for the British state from the question of Scottish independence.
It is certainly no secret that the BBC is no friend of Scottish democracy. During the 2014 independence referendum campaign the behaviour of the state broadcaster in its negatively biased coverage of Yes Scotland became so transparently toxic a mass public movement sprang up in response.
So does London have plans to invade an independent Scotland? Well, yes. It did. But that was a long time ago. The last planned invasion was in 1707, when an English army was stationed at the Tweed, ready to use military means in the event that the Scots decided not to sign the Act of Union.
This was a wonderfully cynical attempt on the part of the unionist campaign to appeal to the mental mediocrity it expected from the women folk of Scotland. It was unashamedly insulting – not to mention sexist – and women in Scotland rightly responded in anger.
Unless you happen to be living on the remotest island of the Outer Hebrides and stuck in a seventeenth century time warp there is nothing new at nine o’clock at night. News travels fast these days, and even in the wilds of the Western Isles of Scotland people have broadband.
His journalism, not the will of half of Scotland to be shot of London rule, divided the country on lies and dangerous fear-mongering. His journalism is shite; lacking any integrity and willing at every turn to provoke panic and violence to save a dead political cause in a nation that proved for one day to be the healthiest and most vibrant democracy in the world.
An interview with Nicola Sturgeon on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme managed to turn a slow news day into the complete and unconditional surrender of the Scottish independence movement. It was all rubbish of course, but good radio.