Express newspapers to support SNP?

SPIKE hears of a ‘pow-wow’ at the Scottish HQ of Express Newspapers yesterday, with owner, Richard Desmond, and First Minister, Alex Salmond, both in attendance.

Of course, editors David Hamilton, Derek Lambie and Nick Gates were all there on behalf of the Scottish titles. And so too were the editors of the group’s London-based papers.

And word is that recent growing sympathy towards the SNP might soon become a New Year’s resolution of full-blown support.