The reality is that Scotland would no longer have the five BBC TV channels and the seven radio stations. Instead, we would have a Scottish broadcasting service. This new organisation would then purchase one or two BBC programmes – EastEnders according to the First Minister and Doctor Who, according to the Yes Scotland campaign and “Steve Wright in the afternoon” according to Fiona Hyslop – but we would lose the rest of the BBC output.
For £12 a month we get £3.4 billion of BBC programmes, yet the Scottish part of the licence fee raises only £320 million. I don’t mind the SNP’s dislike of the British Broadcasting Corporation; I do dislike it trying to hoodwink the electorate.