My council colleague Cammy Day somewhat exaggerated my influence when he wrote in this week’s Evening News that I had persuaded the Conservative group to support a tourist tax.
Not so. Cammy’s problem is that his SNP partners have been put back in their box by the national party before they could even get a concrete proposal off the ground.
So my group can’t take an official position on something which doesn’t exist.
As I wrote here last week, my personal view for many years is that, in principle, a visitor levy can work and it would be hypocritical to change my mind now.
But I admire Cammy’s sense of mischief and good humour…