By Rab Bruce’s Spider

The UK media does a fine job of self censorship. In the past few days we’ve heard all about one Labour MP’s possible election Fraud but the news that at least a dozen Tory MPs are being actively investigated by the Police has been kept rather quiet. Odd, that, don’t you think? Then, when a well known source of anti-Tory information went on twitter to claim that he had access to a much bigger Tory Election fraud story which had the potential to bring down the Government,and this news would break very soon, he mysteriously went very quiet. Of course, he could have been inventing the story but those who like conspiracy theories are already claiming he has been silenced in some way – hopefully just his online access, not personally. But if the story really is that big, why are no media outlets on the case?

Then Scotland was regaled with the news that oil revenues fell to their lowest ever last year. This is hardly surprising given the fall in the price of oil and the additional investment and exploration money being spent in the North Sea, so it’s probably not a shock to anyone. What it did do, though, was allow the “Too Wee, Too Poor" crowd to gloat about how pathetic their country is while conveniently overshadowing the fact that the price of oil has been steadily recovering and has broken the $50 per barrel mark, just as experts predicted it would.

And, finally, we have discovered that the Office of National Statistics has confirmed that the UK has the third highest level of poverty in the EU although, so far, most news agencies don’t seem in much of a rush to report this. For a country that is always boasting about the wealth of its economy and being on the Road to Recovery after the big crash which was, let’s not forget, nearly eight years ago, that’s a pretty damning statistic. Mind you, we were told that we would be on a par with Greece after the IndieRef, so that’s one prediction that has come true. You’d think the media would be crowing about that, wouldn’t you?

Never mind, I’m sure we’ll soon be regaled with lots of photographs of Royal children. That ought to keep the poverty-stricken masses happy.