‘TWAS written in The Scotsman and it came to pass. The paper’s editor-in-chief, John McLellan, must be feeling pleased with himself that he chose today to shift his Editor’s Notebook from Mondays to Fridays.
This morning, his usual, trenchant comments about the media included the following: “Since the demise of the News of the World, he arrival of The Sun on Sunday has been keenly awaited, with the clever money on a launch this April.”
And then what happens? News of the World and The Sun publisher, Rupert Murdoch, announces, barely two hours ago, that there will be, indeed, a Sun on Sunday.
Writes McLellan: “Since the demise of the News of the World, the arrival of The Sun on Sunday has been keenly awaited, with the clever money going on a launch this April. Presumably, a decision on whether to press ahead is top of Murdoch’s agenda – the Sunday Mirror, which has picked up 60 per cent of the old NotW readers still buying a paper, will be hoping he pulls the plug.”