Appears to be a lot of political fuss today about the re-ignition of the campaign for a Scottish Six ... it's been a long-running saga this one, but I do really think events have moved on somewhat since it first arose (with some justification) in the late 1990's.
Just think back to pre-devolution 1998 and how often (and where) you accessed your news from? Maybe, just maybe, back then I did occasionally watch the BBC Six o'clock News ... not now, and I can't understand why politicians get so excited about it - I doubt if any of them ever see it? I access almost all of my news on the Internet now ... most of it Scottish and pretty local ... and I'd hazard a guess that most people who read this blog have a similar pattern of accessing news?
These days I never, ever, ever, ever see the BBC Six o'clock News - I'm never in the flat at that time - and if some MSP's are actually watching it every night, I can't help but ponder on their political commitment :-)
Now, if someone wants to start a campaign for a "Scottish Ten" ... I'd actually be able to see some rationale in such a debate :-))