political defection on a Local Council isn't as earth-shattering as recent events at Westminster ...
... but, personal interest admitted, do have a read through the ongoing coverage in today's local paper about the defection of a local Lib-Dem to the local SNP - you can see it here. I do find the comments from the Council Leader fairly astounding.
Given all that's happened over the last 4-years, especially added to these events in the last few days, it really is difficult to contest that the current Council Leadership is the right one to take Edinburgh forward?
It's obvious that the local SNP/Lib-Dem Coalition is bitterly divided, is collectively weak, and simply unable to provide the leadership that the Capital City of Scotland so urgently needs.
Next May's Local Government elections just can't come soon enough.