The SNP’s council election pitch had almost nothing to do with councils, saying little about education, housing or better pay for council workers — instead they are pushing ahead with the privatisation of social care.
But here we have the party dominant at every level of Scottish politics, putting out a broadcast for the council elections making absolutely no reference to councils or council services. None, not even schools, far less trivialities like refuse collection or libraries. It says quite a lot, that — none of it good.
The SNP though have good reasons for trying to make the council elections about anything other than councils. They can’t really stand on their record, which is one of deliberate underfunding and undermining, or their plans for the future — which is evisceration.