Charles Arthur, former technology editor, launches a lengthy and stinging attack on cutbacks at the newspaper.
I remain loyal to the The Independent for the following reasons: (unfortunately the list gets smaller each day..)
- It courageously opposed the Iraq war at a time when prestigious newspapers in the UK and the US were shamefully misleading their readers about the real reasons for going to war.
- Robert Fisk.
- The tabloid size. Berliner format is ok, but tabloid is still easier to read on the tube.
- I like some choice in the morning. I would be gutted to see it go. Is this misplaced loyalty?
- Business coverage (marginally better than that of The Guardian).
Things I can do without –
A) The Sunday Independent – seriously, what is the point?
B) A crap website – ditto the above.
C) News stories lifted straight from PA – I can get that from TheLondonPaper / LondonLite / Daily Express.
D) Wall charts. Has anyone ever got the Blu-Tak out and stuck one of these on their living room wall?