The Evening Star’s Suffolk County Council reporter, Paul Geater, has today been banned from getting comment from the authority - for simply telling the truth.Oh, wow! Was it, perhaps, an unpalatable truth..?
Yes. Yes, it was:
Simply for telling the uncomfortable truth that more than £12,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on paying for council chief Andrea Hill to have sessions with professional “change” guru Sol Davidson.Whoops!
Mr Geater, who was has worked as local government correspondent for The Star since 1994 and never been banned before, was told by a senior press officer Andrew St Ledger that the county council’s press office was no longer prepared to work with him following the story about the training sessions for Mrs Hill.Oh dear.
May I refer Suffolk County Council to a salutary lesson in how not to handle disappointment with someone else’s opinion of your work? Because trust me, it’ll only end in tears.
And they may be yours.