Dubbed McPravda by its detractors, The National was launched a year ago this month to capitalise on the wave of nationalist sentiment unleashed by the Scottish independence referendum.
Despite being launched at an SNP event, the columnists aren’t all capital-N Nats either — including former Scottish Socialist Party MSP Carolyn Leckie. Her latest column may have passed unnoticed outside the ranks of regular readers …
“Principles are in short supply in the Blairite ranks of Labour”
… had it not been illustrated with a picture of, errrrr, Tom Watson.
Those — like Scrapbook — who might assume this is the work of a hapless subeditor rather than someone who is paid to write a political column in a national newspaper are disabused of this notion in the 11th paragraph:
“When Blair was in his heyday, Watson was a staunch Blairite.”
Yes, Tom Watson.
The bloke that led a coup against Tony Blair.