Peter Grant the SNP candidate for the Glenrothes by election who was/is leader of the SNP group on SNP-led Fife council is contradicting the council's director of finance and resources, Barrie Lawrie, on the possibility of delivering free school meals to primary 1-3 pupils across the county.
While Mr Lawrie says "the current budget does not include costs associated with the introduction of free school meals", Mr Grant stoically is saying that the policy will be delivered. How? With what money? Is this just a candidate toeing the party line while seeking election at a time when many councils including many with the SNP involved in the leadership are saying that the Parliament's policy cannot be delivered under the current terms of the concordat.
Is Mr Grant already prepared to lie to the electorate of Glenrothes about just what is achievable? If he's doing it now how much more is he prepared to deceive should he be elected?
Also unearthed this interesting blog which suggests that bookies are also started to lose faith in the SNP in this one.