FULL marks for perseverance. Last week, the BBC’s own governing body, the BBC Trust, upheld a complaint by a BBC Radio Scotland listener, Liam Robertson, about a news item stretching back almost two years.
Says a report issued by the Trust, there had, indeed, been “clear breaches of those [editorial accountability] guidelines in relation to the handling of this complaint”.
Robertson would simply not accept the answers he was receiving.
And the Trust was also critical of what prompted the complaint, in the first place.
It was, on reflection, a remarkable coincidence of events.