Two weeks ago the Times website dropped its link to the Scottish edition (scroll down) although they suggested that the link would return soon.
In today's issue there was a very important article by one of Scotland's most prominent economists. David Simpson, formerly chief economic advisor to Standard Life, has come out in favour of independence. This is a major story. See here for details of Gordon Brown's recent "secret" meeting with top Scottish business leaders, including the Chairman of Standard Life. The agenda was independence.
But of course I can't link to the David Simpson's article because apart from sports the Times has cut Scotland out of its website (for the time being I presume). From the new sitemap I can get complementary medicine, gastro pubs and, bizarrely, New Zealand, but the future of the Union simply isn't newsworthy.
Imagine my surprise when I came across this advert for the new Times website on page 8 of today's Scottish paper.
Shouldn't it carry a warning? "Not valid in Scotland". This is exactly the sort of annoying thing that sends voters over to the SNP. Is Rupert Murdoch a secret Nat?