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May 8, 2012

A Burdz Eye View

It was mooted, particularly by the prescient callow youth, Rory Scothorne, but frankly none of us took it seriously.

Having spent the better part of the last thirteen years loathing each other and telling anyone who would listen just how much they loathed each other, Labour and the SNP have done the unthinkable and formed a coalition to run Scotland’s capital city.

To be fair, this is not a unique set of circumstances.  For the last five years, the two parties worked together to run East Renfrewshire council.  Observers reckon it all went swimmingly and they appear to be hooked up there again already.

But with all due respect to East Renfrewshire, it’s a wee council: a coalition of the big in Edinburgh is taking co-operation to a whole new level.  If Edinburgh sneezes, we all get to catch the cold, courtesy of the national media, so expect plenty…

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