THE Jeremy Vine show faced a furious backlash after its guests talked down Scotland in a discussion on independence riddled with inaccuracies.

Channel 5 has yet to offer any apology, with one of the show’s contributors, princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, saying Scotland had nothing but “oil, and a monster in a lake” and “couldn’t survive” on its own.

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Panellists were addressing a newspaper report on former prime minister Gordon Brown saying support for Scottish independence would surge if Boris Johnson won the Tory leadership contest.

Burrell said the article was “food” for Nicola Sturgeon.

Confusing devolution with independence, he continued: “She would love to read this this morning, saying that Scotland will have devolution.

“I think that the United Kingdom is stronger together, than they are apart. I mean, for goodness’ sake, Scotland by itself, how is it going to survive?

“What does it have? Oil, and a monster in a lake.”

Model Nicola McLean and Scottish co-host Storm Huntley also suggested Irn Bru, whisky, wind power, shortbread, tartan and bagpipes as other options for what Scotland has.

Vine asked a Scottish audience member if the country could survive on its own, and received a one-word reply of “no”.

Current affairs commentator Carole Malone dismissed the suggestion that Scottish people wanted to leave the Union.

She said: “Every time they do a poll it says that the figures now for staying within the union are higher than they were at the time of the referendum.”

This was untrue, with a YouGov poll for The Times at the end of April finding 49% support for a Yes vote. A Panelbase survey published last week showed 53% would want independence if Johnson become PM.

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Clips of the section circulated on social media, with a fierce backlash from Scots.

Responding to the complaints, a spokesperson for Jeremy Vine on 5 said: “Questions about Scottish independence come up regularly on the programme, reflecting a broad range of views.

“The comments made by Paul Burrell were in the context of our daily ‘stories of the day’ segment in which one of the dozen articles being discussed was from the Daily Mail and headlined ‘UK could split apart if Boris becomes PM warns (Gordon) Brown’.

“As with all panellists, the views Paul expressed are personal to him and do not reflect those of the show.”

No pro-independence viewpoint was presented on the show.

At one point, Huntley tries to sound the alarm, saying: “I think we’ve fallen into a danger zone there.”

However, despite having no balancing voices, Vine pressed on, saying: “It’s not a danger zone, it needs to be discussed.”

Social media users did not waste words in criticising the segment.

Jim Fairlie tweeted: “They have gall to think Scots are stupid – we are if we’re prepared to put up with any more of this tripe. It should be put on a loop and broadcast perpetually, 24 hours a day, to every home in Scotland.”

Dorothy Bruce wrote: “What a lot of ignorant balderdash. What are these ignoramuses doing on TV programmes? Time they got themselves educated and ditched the exceptionalism.”

The Daily Gael suggested that “at this stage we could survive solely off of hatred of the Jeremy Vine Show”.

Ron Dickinson tweeted: “This really does have to be watched. The arrogance is breathtaking. Absolute incredulity that Scotland could ‘survive’. ‘I mean, what have they GOT?’ Now IS the time to say #Yes2.”