Where’s the linguistic diversity?

The otherwise commendable Pride of Scotland Awards broadcast on STV, was marred by a noticeable lack of linguistic diversity, according to singer Iona Fyfe. Both Scottish-born presenters adopted accents “which could only be described as Southern ­English”. Fyfe adds, “Now, before I’m accused of ­spreading “anti-English sentiment”, this is not a ­question of nationality and ­eligibility to present an awards ceremony based on place of birth – this is a question of ­linguistic diversity”. 

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