Should someones version of events be less believable if they are made by a so-called 'junior' member of staff; as opposed to another persons version of events just because they are made by a more 'senior' member of staff?
Think about it.
It's clearly a pretty outrageous thing to say.
But that is exactly what has been said today by the Leadership of the City of Edinburgh Council - see paragraph 11 here.
I've always thought the truth was the truth, no matter who voiced it.
And as for all the nonsense about the supposed political bias of the Committee - I'd encourage a quick glance here, which confirms that the Scottish Parliament Public Audit Committee has 8 MSP Members - 3 Labour, 3 SNP, 1 Conservative and 1 Lib-Dem.
And, yes you guessed it, the 3 SNP and 1 Lib-Dem MSPs all supported the findings of the Public Audit Committee report on 'The Gathering' - there was no division on the final report.
As I said yesterday - and as we attempted to have implemented back in September 2010 (see page 12) - the Council's own Audit Committee should now urgently undertake an investigation to ensure that the appropriate lessons are learned from this whole fiasco and that proper procedures are in place to prevent such a situation from ever occurring again.
Anything less will now - rightly - be seen as a complete whitewash.