You might remember that after the UK's latest calamity at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, I made two attempts to get a petition started on the UK Parliament website calling for Scotland to be given its own Eurovision entry with a view to restoring some national dignity. Both attempts were rejected due to supposed technicalities (none of which actually made any sense), so I got around the problem by thinking much bigger, and submitting a petition calling for law-making powers over broadcasting to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament, with a Scottish Eurovision entry listed as one of the many benefits. It's actually been a reasonably successful petition, attracting well over 2000 signatures, but perhaps inevitably it ran out of steam after a while. With only a few weeks left to go it's unlikely to reach the 10,000 signatures required to trigger a response from the UK Government, and is extremely unlikely to reach the 100,000 required to trigger a debate at Westminster. (Although by all means prove me wrong - here's the link if you haven't signed yet.)
But am I deterred? Pah. Not a bit of it. Here's what is probably a much more effective way of demonstrating how the people of Scotland feel about broadcasting - a question in our new Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll.
Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll (a representative sample of 1001 over-16s in Scotland was interviewed by Panelbase between 20th and 26th October 2021)
Which parliament do you think should have law-making powers over Scottish broadcasting?
With Don't Knows excluded -