Today sees the launch of a Sunday version of The Sun, presumably as a replacement for the discredited News of the World.
In recent days owner Rupert Murdoch has been making noises suggesting support for Scottish independence. The paper itself once famously backed the cause, but that was more likely a plan to hit the Labour supporting Daily Record with a tit-for-tat cheap shot. Its infamous ‘noose’ front page graphic before the last election pretty much confirmed its complete BritNat U-turn.
So this morning’s Scottish edition leads with its prediction of a referendum date of 18 October 2014, along with its reasons why. Its editorial also hints at support for independence, but being The Sun, we’ll take whatever it says with good dose of salt:
And the surprises just keep coming this morning as the Sunday Mail continues the Record’s strategy of defensive attack as it goes all out to distance itself from alleged Labour thug, Eric Joyce MP:
No surprises however from the misnomer that is the Scotland on Sunday, as it somehow manages to suggest that Scottish independence will be bad for the environment. No, we don’t understand that one either:
And other than that, it’s all fairly quiet on the press front today.