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Well done lads!


McLeish hails "best result" HERE




GIRUY McKenzie!




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Any Old Irony?

I know, I know, I said I wouldn't mention McKenzie again. However I have just learned that his grandfather David Calder McKenzie, a Scot, co -wrote the song "twelve and a tanner a bottle" with Will Fyfe!


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What the Beeb says about McKenzie.

The following is the answer I got about my complaint about Kelvin McKenzie to the BBC. Whilst the answer is fair enough I do wonder what the reaction would have been had his comments been about the inhabitants of Pakistan, the West Indies or Palestine. Would they then be considered a legal issue? McKenzie of course will be revelling in the contoversy he's provoked so I for one will leave it there. Goodbye Mr McKenzie -You are the weakest link!



Thank you for your e-mail regarding Question Time on 11 October 2007.

Kelvin Mackenzie was a high profile former editor of a tabloid newspaper – and current columnist – with strong opinions.  

We have had a number of complaints about the views he expressed last night.  The production team were not aware in advance that he was going to make remarks about Scotland and it was not the subject of the question asked.  His view was robustly rejected both by other panellists and members of the audience.  David Dimbleby pointed out that his Sun column is not carried in the Scottish edition of the paper.

The programme is pre-recorded but is only edited to deal with legal or technical issues.  His views did not fall into that category and it would not therefore have been appropriate to edit them out.

Question Time considers him to be a suitable panellist since the programme is committed to including a wide range of views and perspectives.  His views are controversial – but robust argument is what the debate on Question Time is all about. There is no question of the BBC or Question Time endorsing the views of any panellist who appears on the programme.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.


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