Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Scottish Referendum debate should not have been about political pugilism

In my view, the main problem with last night's "debate" between the SNP First Minister Alex Salmond and leader of the Better Together Campaign, Alistair Darling, was the abysmal failure to moderate by the extremely weak Glen Campbell, a BBC journalist, who should have intervened as soon as the  debaters stated to speak over each other, rendering what each said incomprehensible. This was a major let down from our national public broadcaster, which should  have facilitated reasoned hearable argument,  as voters are voting for a possible change  in our constitutional arrangements over the next several centuries, not for the best political pugilist, both of whom will be political history in the next decade, whatever the outcome of the referendum.

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