It was a bit superfluous for Alan Dick, education convener in the south, to express mock concern at the extent to which "unity was breaking out" at a recent meeting.
Dick might have said euphoria instead. Councillors queued up to laud the council's achievements. Phrases such as "a tremendous success", "a superb example of partnership", "huge success story", "this speaks volumes for the authority" and "another exciting document" peppered the council chamber in Hamilton.
If this good news continues after the local elections, South Lanarkshire could well beat the 12-minute record for the shortest meeting set by an education committee last year. But at least the agendas are longer than Dundee's.