The Standard’s initial print run was 50,000, but one insider claimed that had dropped "to below 20,000".and
An insider said: "The atmosphere is bad and everyone is looking around for other jobs.I really wished the Standard well: the independence movement is large enough to have at least one newspaper on its side. But what a sad offering it
I bought the first three issues of the Standard and I'm afraid that what I wrote here wasn't restricted to the first one:
Yes we had the SNP leader calling for a cut in corporation tax but the rest of the paper could have been written by an off-the-shelf, first-year-undergraduate, leftist cliche generator. If Scotland is to become independent the bills will be paid by the mass of middle class folk who work in the private sector. They're unlikely to be convinced by the first issue of this new paper.The Standard is full of the depressing socialist nonsense that is so harmful to Scotland. Yes I know that the Herald is almost as bad, but at least we can read Jack McLean on Saturdays. Jack is clearly a libertarian who has yet to come out of the closet.