Pardon my French. Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP has been told that the Edinburgh Tram Project might cost as much as £750 million and not be in place until 2013 (nine years after the original start date), leaving Edinburgh to find £250 million when finances are getting chokingly tight as a result of the cuts coming from the Labour Government in London.
Jenny Dawe (council leader) and TIE have both poo-poohed Ms Somerville's news (obviously not Blackadder fans). Who to believe? Well, it was Shirley-Anne who revealed that 1b was being cancelled - and that was denied at the time as well.
A wee shame.