The coalition between the Lib Dems, Tories, Labour and Independents is holding together very well. Together we ended 23 years of SNP administration in Angus and I'm quite proud to be part of that.
Locally, the electorate were calling for an end to party politics at council level and in an obscure way that is exactly what they have got. There is no mention of party politics in group meetings and we therefore simply pursue an agenda that is best for Angus.
The SNP are sniping from the sidelines and crying 'foul' but it seems to me that what is happening in Angus is happening up and down the country and I believe (no doubt because of the high proportion of independents) that this will work. It's the new style of politics really and this may well be reflected by events in Westminster with Gordon Brown putting together a cabinet of the talents.
Council meetings and other related meetings every night this week........................