Craig Murray is reporting that the massive Orange march against Scottish independence that is planned for the 13th September here in Edinburgh will not be covered by the BBC. Craig's source says that this is because the Beeb does not want to “present an unfairly negative image of the No campaign.” As things stand this is just gossip from someone in the BBC to a blogger, and we will just have to wait and see if the story turns out to be accurate or not.
That said, you can understand why the Better Together camp might want to keep their unofficial allies at arms length, which is why the Orange Lodges had to set up a separate outfit which they have called British Together. It must be terribly embarrassing for Better Together to know that the bulk of their support comes from the old feudal Scottish aristocracy, a pissant middle class that wants to keep its anthills to piss from and an army of thuggish, Protestant football fans who are grouped in the various Orange Lodges.
However, we are under no obligation to help them keep their dirty little secret under wraps. If Scotland votes no, then the victory will be due to the drunken buffoons that you can see in this short video. The aristos and pissants may head Better Together, but the bulk of the No voters are people who leave the rest of us feeling in need of a bath.
You can also understand why some pissants at the BBC may just want to play down this fact by not giving coverage to a march in Edinburgh that is expected to involve thousands of swaggering dipsos staggering down Princes Street in central Edinburgh on the Saturday before the referendum.
I shall write to BBC Scotland and try and get some clarification about their plans for the march and I urge everyone else to do the same.