The BBC News website has an article on the union in which the writer – a political editor for BBC Scotland – questions the value of the union.
The article only appears on the Scotland pages of course, we can’t have English people seeing someone questioning the value of the union after all.
The article asks “So just how should we commemorate the Act of Union – whose tricentenary falls next year?” and concludes:
In each case, we should ask: would Scotland, would the UK, be better served in these areas by sustaining or repealing the Union? Is it too much to expect a mature, evidence-based debate, relatively free from rancour and bile? Given how much is at stake, it probably is. However, I ask nonetheless.
The BBC Have Your Say can be found … nowhere. There isn’t one. Typical stuff from the BBC – talk about the union but only in Scotland and dont, under any circumstances, give anyone an opportunity to actually express an opinion unless it’s the “right one”.