What is Iain Gray up to now? He's claiming that the current council tax freeze - which has saved the average householder £200 - is 'unsustainable' and he wants local authorities to be able to hike bills to maintain frontline services.
Although the SNP discarded their Local Income Tax plans in 2009, John Swinney has ensured the council tax freeze has continued for the past 3 years and hopes it will for 2011.
Iain Gray professes: " Many people feel continuing the freeze at the expense of education services is not a price worth paying". Where are these people Mr Gray? Roll them out, let's have a look at who they are.
Is this Iain Gray's attempt to publicise the fact that Labour now have a working group looking at council tax which he expects to back some form of property-based tax or is it an attempt by Labour to discover just how stupid their supporters really are?
Nobody, if given a choice, would vote for an increase in taxes. Scottish labour don't quite understand that.
Mr Gray ought to be spending more time sorting out the labour councillors at South Lanarkshire Council. They want rid of senior staff and don't seem to have read their own rule book.