SCOTTISH Labour leader Johann Lamont has conceded that the SNP, already the biggest party in local government, will increase its numbers in next month's council elections.
WHEN a huge global corporation is making billions of pounds worth of sales in a country, can it be right that it pays no tax into that country's exchequer?
Nationalists of all stripes lack a sense of humour (at least about themselves) and have no great love for inconvenient facts.
INTERVIEWING STV anchor man John MacKay presents a particular challenge, and not just because he's a journalist and therefore fluent in subtext.
The SNP is privately predicting it could double the number of councils it runs in next month's polls, ousting Labour as the traditional party of Scottish local government.