The Scottish Labour chronicle, commonly known as the Scotsman, is reporting a rammy in Scottish politics.
Labour, more desperate than ever to create a headline, have informed the Scotsman that a senior SNP figure has approached them about the prospect of forming a coalition after next year's Holyrood election. A source close to Scottish Labour leader Ian Gray (remember him?) told the paper that a tentative approach has been made to one of his aides over whether he would be willing to strike a deal in a 'post-Alex Salmond era'.
It's reported the SNP firmly deny the claim. Of course they do because there isn't an ounce of truth in it. Can anyone imagine Alex Salmond allowing any of his senior politicians to speak to Labour in this way? Not only does Mr Salmond run a tight ship but one of the very reasons the SNP exists is because so many Scots grew disillusioned with the Labour party generations ago.
So the Scotsman is nominated for today's non-story although a few of the comments are entertaining.
Note: The original photograph on this post has been replaced. The photographer who took the original wants money for using it. It was not marked copyright nor was it credited by his name so I wasn't, as far as know, breaking any rules. In fact, if I'd known it was his work I would have marked it as such and given him free publicity. Unfortunately he doesn't seem to appreciate free advertising.