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to be sick to death of the BBC covering Scotland and the SNP?

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BorisJohnsonsHair Fri 06-May-16 22:19:03

Why do they think it's such big news? I'm sure if you live in Scotland then it's interesting. But as 92% of the UK don't live there, why go on and on about it? It's the second time today I've had to turn the news off because I was so bored by it.

Lightbulbon Fri 06-May-16 22:21:10

Another snp bashing thread, what is this 'SNP bad' bingo?

TinyDancer69 Fri 06-May-16 22:21:20

I live in Scotland and I'm sick of it too! But that's because I profoundly dislike the SNP 😜

dementedpixie Fri 06-May-16 22:22:17

I am also in Scotland and also sick of it as I didn't vote snp

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 06-May-16 22:22:40

I live in Scotland and I'm bored of it too.

dementedpixie Fri 06-May-16 22:24:19

Also sick of hearing about Academies in England too so it's not just all about Scotland.

SweetieDrops Fri 06-May-16 22:24:22

Did you feel the same when they were talking about the Westminster results the day after voting? Parliamentary elections are important, of course the news will be covering it.

GeezAJammyPeece Fri 06-May-16 22:26:44

I'm actually just impressed mainstream media has anything to say about Scotland.
even more so that it might even be positive!

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Fri 06-May-16 22:28:09

YABU. What would you like to see on the news? Maybe only news coverage for SE England? hmm

PresidentCJCregg Fri 06-May-16 22:29:43

True. I mean, as someone who lives hundreds of miles away, the election of the mayor of London is scintillating stuff to me.

Maybe just stick the local bbc channel on if you want to stay nice and parochial.

Akire Fri 06-May-16 22:29:53

To be fair the BBC have been wetting themselves since polls closed yesterday not just to be about London mayor or councils. So also had more than % wise from Wales and Northern Ireland too. Probable ups their % of Scottish or Welsh politics air time for the rest of the year

OddBoots Fri 06-May-16 22:30:33

There is probably just as much about the London election on the national news and about the same percentage of the UK population live there.

FlowerOfTheWest Fri 06-May-16 22:30:35


SirChenjin Fri 06-May-16 22:31:05

I've had to turn the news off

I do that too when I'm bored by some news item, knowing that within 24/48 hours something else will come along. Just keep your fingers crossed that it's not more stories bombs blowing people up, or natural disasters killing thousands - and if you think of it that way it might help to keep some news about an election in one part of the UK in perspective.

pictish Fri 06-May-16 22:32:57

Yeah they tell us all your shit too. I mean I'm sure it's interesting where you live but it bores the crap out of me.

FlowerOfTheWest Fri 06-May-16 22:34:31

Sorry, that biscuit wasn't very eloquent of me. The news covers what's happening all over the country but mostly the south east of England and the world. Don't watch it if you don't like it.

AddToBasket Fri 06-May-16 22:34:53

YABU. It's the NEWS. It isn't about keeping you entertained.

FlyingElbows Fri 06-May-16 22:36:40

We all know the news should only be about London and nobody exists outside London.

Your academies, your mayor, your ukip and your poor children tortured by sats you all just seem to accept without challenge aren't relevant to those of us north of the wall but we listen anyway. Why not just watch your local BBC news channel?

Roseformeplease Fri 06-May-16 22:38:26

Bloody hate all this democracy and looking at the whole of the U.K.

How very dare they!

Toadinthehole Fri 06-May-16 22:38:56

Very interesting election results.

SNP mopped up on central / west Scotland with swings against Labour.
Tories came roaring back in rural areas with big swings against the SNP.

An overall drop in the SNP vote since the last Holyrood election - significant as the referendum happened in the meantime.

If the Scottish Tories put enough distance between themselves and Cameron & co, they could hit 30 - 40% next time and Labour will collapse into being a soft-left-unionist minority party.

Ditsy4 Fri 06-May-16 22:40:34

There is this thing called an off button.

pippitysqueakity Fri 06-May-16 22:41:10

Sorry England. Have we taken up some news space. Whoops, didn't mean it, really sorry, forgot we were not still part of UK. Oh, wait...

BuonoEstente Fri 06-May-16 22:43:11

Labour fare badly in Scotland = Lots of BBC coverage

BorisJohnsonsHair Fri 06-May-16 22:44:42

What I'm pissed off about is that they haven't been covering the story in any logical way. Most people do not live in Scotland and really are not interested in the election results. After all, if you can't vote there and it doesn't affect you why would you care? FWIW I feel much the same about the US elections. Yes, tell us who's up for President nearer the time, and the eventual winner but I really, really do not care about the results of some minor victory in Indiana or wherever. Ditto London mayor. It's important if you live there, but only of vague interested if you don't. Certainly not worth endless TV news coverage.

The BBC didn't send their Breakfast presenters to Wales this morning did they? Labour have won more seats in England than they did last year, and the Tories have lost, but all I heard this morning was about the SNP and how the Tories were second in Scotland.

GiveMyHead I don't live in the SE of England. I do live in England and although I feel that what happens in other parts of the UK is of interest, the SNP result really didn't warrant such major press coverage. As other posters have said, not even everyone who lives in Scotland is interested.
OddBoots 5.2 million people in Scotland. 8.6 million in London.

trixymalixy Fri 06-May-16 22:47:11

You do realise that the results of the Scottish elections are important for the rest of the U.K. too? Scotland becoming independent would have an effect on the economy of the whole of the U.K. The SNP failing to get a majority makes another referendum much less likely.

So despite you not being aware enough to think it's not big news it's actually pretty important.

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