Monday, 25 April 2005

Can't say I'm surprised

I thought that it was only a matter of time and now it's happened:
The pro-independence Scottish Standard newspaper has folded just seven weeks after its first hit the stands.
Some people just don't get it though:
Fellow Standard contributor and Scottish Socialist Party leader Colin Fox added: "The Scottish Standard provided a much needed radical edge to Scottish newspapers and its closure is deeply regrettable.
It may well be that Scotland needs newspapers with a "radical edge", but the Standard was yet another establishment paper: in favour of big state, big tax, big regulation and big boredom.

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David Farrer said...

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Lefties call themselves "radical" and "maverick" because it makes them feel good about themselves, which is the main reason why they're in politics anyway. They also get a nice warm feeling from spending other people's money. It's the politics of therapy, and it's the poor bloody taxpayer that has to fund it.

28 April 2005, 10:06:09 GMT+01:00
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It is a good question why people who advocate dreary establishment views of that type still want to call themselves radical, maverick and so on.

27 April 2005, 16:55:16 GMT+01:00
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Neil Craig
This might end up as a blessing-in-a-very-good-disguise for the SNP. The fact that the paper represented the "radical", SSP, anti-nuclear, Leninist, clogs & sandals, luddite side of the SNP (sorry my circiuts overloaded) should strengthen the modernisers. 
On the other hand the fact that it couldn't even last till the election means it must have been haemorraging cash.

26 April 2005, 20:42:41 GMT+01:00
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Phil Hunt
I've never even seen a copy of it. Either my local newsagent didn't stock it, or I just wasn't being observant. I would probably have bought a copy just to see what it is like. But if they don't ensure potential customers know their product exists, how do they expect people to buy it?

26 April 2005, 15:24:54 GMT+01:00
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Stuart Dickson

26 April 2005, 13:39:14 GMT+01:00
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Oh well, I won't rub salt into the wound by boasting about my amazing Nostradamous-like abilities then

25 April 2005, 23:39:24 GMT+01:00
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Stuart Dickson
No need. I'm here. 
I wouldn't want to miss my slice of that piggy cake.

25 April 2005, 23:04:42 GMT+01:00
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Gareth's nice to gloat. Have you popped over to tell Stuart yet?

25 April 2005, 22:58:30 GMT+01:00