Oh, the London Lite.
But no, it’s a tradge. The better of London’s two freebie evening newspapers is to be no more. Gone. Dust. Ether.
It’s been a fearsome battle between Rupert Murdoch’s News International and The Daily Cunt’s Associated Newspapers for that obviously-not-so-lucrative free evening market and it seems the best man has not won. Though we don’t have much time for the anti-royal, anti-European, anti-democratic old Aussie arsehole who owns/owned The London Paper, we did love the design and found the celebrity heavy/news lite combo much more palatable than the celebrity heavy/news absolutely missing rancid London Lite.
Our prediction is now that The London Lite will revel in it for a bit then close so that sister paper The Evening Standard – this one not free – can have all its old readers (and their money) back. Could it be a return to quality? Don’t get your hopes up. For a start ES needs to get over the idea that everyone in London is either a Russian billionaire or a society hostess. Or indeed Peaches Geldof.
The London Paper's gone! Now where will we see pictures of Peaches Geldof stepping out to Bungalow 8 in new shoes?,