I just made my first complaint to the BBC! Oh yes.
It’s about the weather. I blogged about it a couple of days ago: the south of Great Britain appears much larger in proportion to the north of the country.
I don’t think this means that people will think that Scotland is an economic backwater or that it’s evidence of southern bias. I just think it means they’ve not thought it through very well.
I forgot to save a copy of my complaint, but it went something like this:
I don’t want to be moaning of the sake of it. I think your new weather graphics are an improvement. But why do you have to have Great Britain at such a funny angle? It is now much more difficult to see the weather where I live — and I don’t even live that far north — than it is to see the weather in the south of England. What is wrong with using the new graphics with the old, more neutral angle? Having said that, I do think the new graphics are an improvement so well done in that respect.
Indeed, the BBC have managed to use the old angle with the new graphics on the BBC Weather website — so goodness knows why they couldn’t do it on the television.
…if Scots themselves chose independence it will be because many folk up here get upset by an accumulation of little niggles of which asymmetrical weather maps are but one example.
(The Herald link via The Bag of Bears.)