I have often said that its the SNP that run the coalition but yesterdays meeting showed just how true that it.
On 3 separate occasions the Libdem front bench "defended" their administrations failure with the , "its all because of the tight settlement from Westminster Line" so beloved of SNP Ministers to cover their inadequacies.
They said these things as they took a severe beating yesterday on the Single Outcome agreement, on Wave 3 schools, on school meals, on tendering for services for the vulnerable, on the tautology that is the fairer Scotland fund and much more. Yet, if truth be told, the heat was all on the Libdems whilst the SNP were sitting "pretty" and silent, (in 11 hours the 3 Greens spoke more often that the 12 SNP councillors).
The SNP have made the libdems adopt their playground politics and now they have been maneuvered into not only taking the hits for their administrations many failures but also punting their anti Westminster line. I have to hand it to the SNP for smart politics. Of course the city will suffer but that's not something the SNP care about as long as they are in power.
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