BBC’s Vigil naval adviser is an anti-nuclear campaigner and SNP councillor. Fury as Feargal Dalton, a supporter for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, revealed to be working as a senior script consultant. The BBC has been accused of creating a prejudiced and inaccurate picture of life on board the Royal Navy’s submarines by employing a committed anti-nuclear campaigner as a senior script consultant on the drama Vigil. Feargal Dalton, a Scottish National Party councillor for Glasgow, was hired by the series’ producers as a naval adviser providing technical advice and input on the Navy’s fleet of Trident nuclear submarines. But as well as being a former Royal Navy Submarine Service weapons engineer, Mr Dalton is also a long-standing supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and has spent years protesting against Trident missiles carried by the Navy’s four Vanguard-class submarines. His appointment has been criticised as a reflection of “anti-nuclear bias” at the centre of the drama, which stars Suranne Jones as a detective investigating a conspiracy that threatens Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
Telegraph 18th sept 2021 read more »