Pleased to see that Alan Cochrane, writing in Scottish Field, has taken up the issue of councillors being gagged.
Hurrah! I have been banging on about that for years - and even sent fruitlessly to the media - including the DT.
Ex Cllr Arbuckle used to say nice supportive things when I railed on over the issue in meetings of the Council, and he has since gone to his pet press and published as a journalist on the issue too. Ironic, as his party was probably the driver for the gagging clause.
Annoying thing is that UKIP policy would put paid to the stupidity but the media seem to have a mental block when they see the letters UKIP - pavlovian beasts, they assume we are a one issue party.
Why don't they read of policies?