A pro-independence newspaper gives space to the UK Government in Scotland, to confuse the message on Covid-prevention.
Money doesn’t talk it lies.
The National is a corporate project to make money and so requires ‘professional’ staff who will serve that same priority.
They’ll attempt to cover it with notions of balanced ‘professional’ journalism:
Their first editor made that clear at the time:
The National’s Richard Walker: ‘We can and will be critical of the SNP’: Libby Brooks https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/22/national-newspaper-scottish-independence-richard-walker
Every so often, something will appear to weaken the cause: