"Look at what happened to Inverness. It was Tescoed to the north, south, east and west. They keep that land in land banks until they decide to use it."
Robin Harper, the UK's first Green parliamentarian, makes an excellent point. More on the Greens' very sensible plan to replace the unfair Council Tax here.
The reaction of the spokesperson for big business and rich lairds? Shh! You'll scare away those absentee landlords we all love.
Oh, and Tesco today reported full year profits before tax of £3.54bn, up 11.3% from a year ago. So how dare we suggest they chip in a few more quid to pay for the services we all need!