Sunday 17 January 2021

"Weird inquisatory tone in this BBC piece"


Matt Kilcoyne, deputy director of the Adam Smith Institute, was reading a BBC News website report from BBC Wales political correspondent James Williams headlined:

Senedd: Some Tory candidates 'would scrap' Welsh parliament - BBC News

It begins:

Leaked documents show that three Conservative candidates standing at this year's Senedd election support abolishing the Welsh Parliament.

All prospective candidates for the South Wales Central regional list were asked how they would stand in a hypothetical referendum late last year.

Now BBC Wales has seen statements from three of the selected candidates stating they are anti-devolution.

The Welsh Conservatives have declined to comment on the issue.

Matt responded:

Weird inquisatory tone in this BBC piece. Yes, some unionists opposed to devolution still exist, a sizable number in Wales, deserve representation and candidates that agree with them are being open to the voting public about their positions. 

Maybe it's another of those 'settled subjects' at the BBC. 

After all, it was less than two years ago that Huw Edwards was opining, "The governance of Wales has all too often been dismissed by Westminster. This is why the Senedd’s work is more important than ever."

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