On Monday morning (at 7:15am!) I had a one-man deputation at our door asking me about "rumours" and "stories" he was hearing inside a certain political party. After some questioning, it turns out to be the usual rubbish, so I have to explain why the individual is repeating it.
I've also had a very serious approach from another political party to stand as constituency MSP. After a very enjoyable lunch, where we agreed on many issues, and talked out the other areas, we parted with it very clear that I was not his man.
Next, I see a posting reminding me that "no-one is bigger than the party". Actually, my view is that any party is simply the sum of it's parts i.e. the members, and when members feel excluded then there are obviously issues that need to be resolved, or any party stops being representative.
Finally, according to tomorrow's Gazette (!) I invalidated my membership by standing as an independent. Have I actually submitted papers yet? As I suggested, this is a thoughtcrime.
This "revision" of the position is intriguing, given that none other than Angus MacNeil's assistant, Kenny MacLeod, is planning to stand as an independent in Ness. I am sure that readers can think of other council candidates who breach the same rules.