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30 years of The Independent. It was..

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2016 by kmflett

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There is perhaps something a little odd writing about 30 years of The Independent  (7th October 1986) while in Manchester home of The Guardian. That paper still publishes in print unlike the Indy.

I doubt that many will note the 30th anniversary-its on the front page of today’s Independent on the web- because you wont see the paper in a newsagent or being read in a pub.

Like many I get much of my news and comment on line but I dont eschew the hard copy.

The Independent was never a paper of the left (formed by ex-Telegraph journalists after all) but its refusal to cover Royal trivia as news marked it out.

Successive changes of ownership destroyed its independence such as it was but its a pity it isnt around in print after 30 years. Our public culture is a little poorer as a result

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