OFCOM – HAS SERIOUSLY LET DOWN THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE
OFCOM – The Office of Communications ; Ofcom licences all UK commercial television and radio services in the UK. Broadcasters must comply by the terms of their licence, or risk having it revoked.
Ofcom also publishes the Broadcasting Code, an extensive series of rules which all broadcast content on television and radio must follow.
Ofcom has wide-ranging powers across the television, radio, telecoms and postal sectors. It has a statutory duty to represent the interests of citizens and consumers by promoting competition and protecting the public from harmful or offensive material.
This last paragraph makes the latest news that the third largest political party in the U.K.; ie; the SNP who have amassed nearly 100,000 members and growing, not suitable for inclussion in the 2015 political televised debates, although it seems that other minority parties (who are no real danger of being a problem!) are likely to be included in these television debates.
To repeat Ofcom in their own directives have a statutory duty to represent the interests of citizens and consumers from all U.K. countries – this latest fiasco looks like manipulation from a concerned government in Westminster worried about Scotland’s SNP
Once again democracy is being abused and the recipients of that abuse are once again the Scottish public; and that abuse is being engineered from central government at Westminster.
Scotland’s people are going through rough times at present and hopefully the SNP party in Scotland will kick all their butts in the elections so that we can at last have some social justice in our country – it looks as if Scotland is the hope for the rest of the U.K. if we are ever going to get rid of these food banks, and social injustice.
First we suffered from awful bias from the BBC, so we should not be surprised that the government mouthpiece Ofcom is taking this stand against Scotland’s people – will we ever be free to allow democracy?