I reported three days ago that John Watson had had his question about the obscenely high salary awarded to Bexleys C.E.O. rejected on the spurious grounds that they just dont talk about such things. John has since sent me a copy of his response to the attempt to silence him. It is good to see such challenges to the abuse of democracy and law for which Bexley council is renowned. Last night I sat in on a meeting of local traders who are unhappy about Bexleys constant attempt to chase their customers away through draconian application of petty parking restrictions. I hope to make a more formal comment on proceedings after conducting a little more research of my own.