Thursday sees the first proper meeting of the whole Council since the Holyrood elections. One issue that is sure to cause raised eyebrows is the proposal by Tory Gordon Buchan to ban the practice of political parties erecting posters on lampposts.
All parties are allowed to put these up on the Saturday before polling (which is always a Thursday in the UK). At midnight squads of posters from each of the parties scuttle around the city trying to get theirs above everyone elses. Many are unconvinced at the efficacy of it all and with party organisations being over stretched far too often parties find their key activists up a ladder rather than getting round the doors.
The burden falls disproportionately on those of us who are tall for obvious reasons. I declare an interest here.
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