In a BBC Scotland report, not headlining the website and not yet featuring in TV broadcasts, the Accounts Commission finds major failings in Aberdeen Council where a coalition of Conservatives and Labour has conspired to keep the SNP out of power, placing unionist tribalism shamelessly before leftist, progressive policies.
The BBC Scotland report, of course, keeps the political identity of the council off the headline and reveals it only in the 9th paragraph.
Even in the reporter’s own words the commission’s conclusion are damning:
The commission said the council ranked among the lowest in Scotland for satisfaction with schools, and that the poverty-related attainment gap for pupils was one of the widest in the country. Performance across many of its housing services was also said to fall well below the national average.
Had that referred to an SNP council, imagine the headline?