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Conservative response to SNP v BBC

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Labour has welcomed the fact that Scottish viewers will be able to watch the prime ministerial debates after the SNP court action was comprehenively rejected by the Court of Session in Edinburgh. David McLetchie MSP, British General Election campaign manager, says: "The SNP knew the UK leaders' debates would get significant press coverage but Alex Salmond waited till now to go...

SNP after the decision by Court of Session

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WHAT THE SNP SAID AFTER THE DECISION WAS PRONOUNCED SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon said outside court: "We are disappointed that the debate on Thursday night will go ahead without any substantial participation from the SNP. "I believe that is wrong, it is unfair. We were simply asking for a fair hearing in that debate. "I believe very strongly in the point...

SNP v BBC

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Lady Smith has ruled just before lunchtime on Wednesday 28 April 2010 that the SNP 's action to request their inclusion in the TV debate on Thursday evening has been rejected. She said that if she granted the interim interdict requested then she would be affecting the exercise of the right to freedom of expression afforded by the Human Rights...

SNP court action 28 April 2010

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There was considerable time allowed this morning (28th April 2010) in court for the technical difficulties which would follow if the BBC were forced to air the debate everywhere apart from Scotland. We now know for example that there are various transmitters around the UK which transmit a signal to Scotland but which have 'spillage' into parts of England and...

Excerpt from letter by Alex Salmond

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Part of the letter from the Chief Executive of the SNP dated 4 February 2010 to the BBC stated:- "My primary position is that any attempt to broadcast such a debate in Scotland without the participation in the debate of the SNP will not satisfy the requirements of 'due accuracy and impartiality' under the terms of the 2006 Charter and...

Geoblocking

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Another of the terms that had to be discussed by the BBC's counsel, Gerry Moynihan, with Lady Smith today was the term 'geoblocking'. It was explained in the context of the way that the broadcaster might be able to stop transmission of the debate to parts of the country, namely Scotland. This was one of the ways that the SNP had...

Mobile Phones….

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THE EVER-PRESENT MOBILE PHONE The clerk of court was quite clear:-"Please make sure all mobile phones are switched off." (if any of these phones had rung then it is possible that the owner could have been charged with the offence of contempt of court.....) So why did the BBC representatives (and one has to assume that they were fairly senior personnel)...

Due Impartiality

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Due impartiality.....This is one of the key phrases which was at the root of the action by the SNP. So, what does it mean? The BBC was set up by Royal Charter and the most recent of these was the 2006 Charter which sets out the structure for the BBC Executive and The BBC Trust which replaced the old Governor...

Houston v BBC

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The case of Houston v BBC from 1995 was mentioned several times. Counsel for the SNP Mungo Bovey stated that the earlier case was not very different from the case before the court. But, in that case, an interim interdict was granted to restrain the BBC from broadcasting in Scotland an extended interview with the Prime Minister three days before the...

SNP v BBC Timeline

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IN THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE...being seen to be done, The Reporter attended Court 8 at The Court of Session along with all the other people, either involved or simply observing, who were in the courtroom from about 10 o'clock on 28 April 2010 The timeline was something like this... 10.02 there was a huddle of lawyers on the right hand side...

Adjournment

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SNP ACTION ADJOURNED The latest news from The Court of Session is that the action has been adjourned for the evening until 10am Wednesday 28 April 2010 when the legal debate will continue.

SNP v BBC?

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The SNP, and particularly it seems, their leader Alex Salmond MSP, are so incensed by the bias towards the three main parties in the General Election campaign that they intend raising the matter in an action in the Court of Session in Edinburgh this week, according to various reports in the newspapers on Monday 26 April. They will apparently request...
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