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Paper Monitor

13:49 UK time, Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Today we venture into the world of opinion.

As the venerable Guardian bod CP Scott once said: "Comment is free, so let's get as much of it in the paper as possible." OK, we may be creatively paraphrasing in this instance, but still, there's a lot of it about these days.

Any microsurvey of the world of newspaper opinion pages has to start with the Independent that has dedicated a whole pull-out section to it - the Viewspaper.

But Paper Monitor must note the Indy is kind of cheating by starting the Viewspaper with an ordinary feature. Today is a pretty straight offering, but one headline jumps out.

Mary Dejevsky is arguing that Andy Coulson is much missed at Downing Street.

Controversial, as they say.

In the Daily Telegraph, there's a serious but pretty comprehensible piece about Scotland having been indulged within the union.

Over in the Daily Star their leader deals with the same subject, but in more, well, Starry language: "The bonkers handouts scandal can't be swept under the carpet any longer."


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