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Alex Salmond set to make formal complaint to BBC Trust about Calcutta Cup broadcast snub

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is set to make a formal complaint having been excluded from a broadcast discussing last weekend’s Calcutta Cup match between Scotland and England in the Six Nations.

According to The Scotsman, Salmond will make the complaint to the BBC Trust in a bid to clarify what the corporation allowed when it came to political leaders discussing sport, following David Cameron’s appearance on the BBC discussing the departure of England manager Fabio Capello.

A spokesperson for the SNP claimed that following such rules would mean that the First Minister would also be unable to appear on the BBC to discuss either the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games or the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Salmond spoke to the BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten yesterday about the subject, with Patten also reported to have agreed to discuss the ‘rules of engagement’ with BBC director general Mark Thompson, the Scottish Government and political parties in Scotland on how the referendum issue will be covered by the corporation.

Source: The Scotsman

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