Both the BBC & STV organised leaders hustings within the past couple of days, it is interesting to contrast both events as they are somehow symbolic of both companies approches to this election. The BBC held their event in Perth Concert Hall. A big grand building, which brought out sober vibes. Unfortunatly the event was dull, limp and lifeless. It wasn't helped by the choice of Glenn Campbell as host, who always seems like a newsreader promoted above his grade. The nearest there was to a spat was when Tavish Scott was asked about a possible coalition with the SNP. "Deal or no deal" Campbell chided as Scott cracked a facial expression for the first time this campaign.
|From Private Eye dated 29 April 2011|
The STV event was a good lively debate, compared the BBC event. It was well produced and scheduled at peak time, no charges of being disrespectful to voters for STV. As there is only hours before the polling stations open, there is at least that amount of time for both networks to hone their results programmes. Let battle commence.