Alex Massie

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This could be the most risible thing one's seen yet from this risible government:

The Labour Party has accused the BBC of bias towards the Tories.

An official complaint has been lodged, claiming Radio 4's Today programme has given David Cameron an easy ride in recent interviews.

A senior party official accused the broadcaster of coming to a "special arrangement" with the Conservatives to avoid any "difficult questioning" of the Tory leader.

But it's also further evidence of something else: Brown's goose is cooked. This is the sort of desperate floundering you associate with governments in their final, failing days. It's not the action of a ministry bursting with important new ideas. This sort of thing has a very 1996 sort of flavour doesn't it?

(Of course we do things differently in Scotland: if there were any proper Tories left here,  BBC Scotland would still treat them as though they were child molesters.)

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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