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Where is the satire to hold our politicians to account?

THESE are bleakly comic times for Europe.

In Cyprus, the scenes outside banks resemble the January sales, except the customers in this case are trying to save their money. In Italy, political parties have been courting a former comedian, Beppe Grillo, in a bid to rescue the country from another fraught election. Germany, meanwhile, stands accused of having a sense of humour failure over economies not as robust as its own.

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Why can't we have the secret diary of Alex Salm0nd?

Why can't we have the secret diary of Alex Salm0nd? | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Finding myself recently in the company of someone with senior editorial responsibility at one of Scotland's national newspapers, I ventured the opinion that there isn't much in the way of social and political satire evident in the Scottish press. Apart from the occasional cheeky account of proceedings at Holyrood, neither the Herald nor the Scotsman employs this genre in their reporting and commentary.

Peter A Bell's insight:

Walter Humes has evidently not heard of BBC Scotlandshire - http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk.

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