Altered State: Reflections on Scotland first independence referendum

A scene from the Yes campaign, 2014

By a Reporter

A new video has emerged that reflects on last year’s Indyref, from the perspectives of various writers and bloggers from the Yes camp.

Titled ALTERED STATE: Reflections on Scotland’s First Independence Referendum. Part 1: How to Steal a Country in 10 Days, this first episode reflects on the conduct of the BBC and HM Treasury during Scotland’s Independence Referendum in the final days of the campaign;

As Newsnet Scotland revealed, Treasury civil servants were at the heart of a clandestine campaign for a No vote, sanctioned by top mandarin Sir Nicholas McPherson. Key organisations such as the civil service and BBC are supposedly bound by their own codes of impartiality.

Was the last minute reintroduction of the ‘Devo Max’ offer a clear breach of the Edinburgh Agreement and a cynical attempt to split the pro-independence vote? Did HM Treasury collude with the BBC during the illegal RBS leak of market sensitive information to damage the economic case of the Yes campaign?
Watch and make up your own mind.

This episode includes interviews with Newsnet’s Derek Bateman, Professor John Robertson, Paul Kavanagh (Wee Ginger Dug) and Christopher Silver.

Wee Ginger Dug’s New Book is now available for order.

Professor John Robertson’s latest research Scotland’s Propaganda War: The Media and the 2014 Independence Referendum is now free to view.

Christopher Silver’s new book ‘The Case for a Scottish Media’ is due for release.