The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) won just 8,722 votes (0.4% of the total votes) in the recent Holyrood elections.
A pretty poor result?
Not according to the election analyses which the SSP has now posted on its website. In fact, or so we are to meant to believe, the election outcome is a harbinger of great things to come for the SSP.
And here’s how it’s done.
Stage one: Argue that the SSP’s score is not really as bad it might appear at first sight.