That's it then. The SNP has abandoned hopes of winning next May's election. Why else would they bring forward the abolition of prescription charges from next April?
The Scottish Government can't afford it. So when Labour takes power it will be faced with the difficult decision of making offsetting cuts elsewhere (where oh Lord where?) or restoring prescription charges to the general disgust of all. Either way they're screwed.
Mr Gray better find his thinking cap - fast.