I went to the celebration service for the Princes Street Easter Passion Play tonight where I say pictures of all the action, including the famous handwashing scenes with Pontius Pilate.
I returned home to find word of his modern day successors alive and well and in Government.
I said that the "blame game" between The Scottish Government and Councils would be the consequence of the Concordat signed between CoSLA and The Scottish Govt last year. And lo.. I was right! Thousands march in Aberdeen against the SNP/Libdem cuts there and the SNP say, its not us its the Councils".
We have 3 more years of this. The SNP giving us less money and more to do but demanding a Council tax freeze, Councils not being able to deliver but knowing they must freeze council tax or theyw ill get even less and then Pilate like, Swinney and co washing their hands and/or blaming Westminster. (though quite how the Libdem Leader of Aberdeen can take part in a march against cuts she has voted through, leaving her chief exec to front the defence of the Council is beyond me. The Libdem ability to look both ways at once is beyond all normal rational thought!
This is not a new relationship, it is a dysfunctional one with one partner taking no responsibility for their actions and as is always the case in dysfunctional relationships, the people who will suffer most are the vulnerable. This may sound strange coming from a cleric just home from church but it is time we considered divorce, and quickly.
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