The Beeb gets tea and biscuits instead of a grilling at Holyrood (Guardian)

Holyrood’s education and culture committee missed a golden opportunity to ask why raising £323m in licence fees adds up to a budget of £35m

It seems that the spirit of deference that once sustained an empire remains alive within some of Holyrood’s committees. These pocket battleships of the Scottish parliament are deemed to be one of its most palpable successes; regularly eliciting clarity and exerting transparency from dozens of evasive, public sector executives on the gravy train. Yet, observing two of them at work in recent weeks revealed a marked difference in tone and attitude.

OPINION by KEVIN MCKENNA - PUBLISHED in THE GUARDIAN