However, Downing Street’s decision to withdraw access from the newspaper has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum, with SNP MSP George Adam saying the PM is ‘running feart’, a Scottish-Irish word meaning ‘afraid’, and political commentators on Sky News calling it ‘Trumpesque’.
The now-viral front page features a silhouette of Mrs May, with the strap-line:
We were not allowed in to her press event with the other newspapers. We have refused to cover it.
Taking to Twitter to share its front page, The National wrote:
Tomorrow’s front page: This is where we would have reported on Theresa May’s visit to Scotland. We were barred from her press conference with the other newspapers, so we have refused to cover it.