Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The BBC and England

Today's press release from the National Audit Office about the abject failures of the Rural Payments Agency was titled:
"Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Rural Payments Agency: the delays in administering the 2005 Single Payment Scheme in England"
The release states clearly:
The Rural Payments Agency is responsible for administering single payment scheme payments in England. Payments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are handled by the devolved administrations.
And here is how the BBC reported it:
A series of government mistakes while bringing in a system of agricultural payments cost UK farmers up to £22.5m, the National Audit Office says.
England is not mentioned once in the BBC article. Why is it such a dirty word within the BBC?

Via Waking Hereward.


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