The Scotsman has the article on its website – see link below:-
Scrutiny of those in power whether they be running a Parish Council or the UK Government is crucial in a healthy functioning democracy. If you ever notice a politician trying to evade scrutiny then alarm bells should be ringing whomever they are.
With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting
PS – As if to remind us all of this matter a Liverpool Echo article from 17th May had this line within it regarding Knowsley Borough Council:-
‘And changes to Knowsley’s constitution put forward by Labour were heavily criticised by opposition councillors who said they would reduce scrutiny of the council.’