What is included:
- Clunky new masthead? Check
- 'Who cares?' story about an affair? Check
- City kids did good story? Check
- City kids did bad story? Check
- Taxodus? Check
- House price obsession? Check
- New snooty columnist? Check
What isn't included (thankfully)
What should be included (but isn't)
- Scrutiny of Boris
- Transport coverage
- South London coverage
So it's pigeon steps basically. Some good signs, but nothing like the radical change the ad campaign had promised, and which the paper really needs.
Thankfully much of the spite has been taken out, but there's still not enough left to put in its place.
Where's the voices from outside the Kensington triangle? Where's the London that the rest of us live in?
And more fundamentally, where's the news?
There's not enough in-depth analysis. There's not enough political coverage and there's not enough that sets it apart from the nationals.
They've done enough to stop me hating it for sure, but nowhere near enough to get me reading it every day.
So what do you think? Will you be shelling out 50p to the Standard from now on?