During the meeting of the council which I covered in my last article I found myself wondering if the snp or any other member of the opposition was in fact a ventriloquist, and a damn good one at that. You see for some time now I have been hearing interruptions from what seems like a female voice from across the chamber when Labour members are speaking. I was beginning to wonder if I was hearing things but my colleagues said they heard the interruptions as well but they unlike me never bothered with them, I however being an inquisitive type became quite determined to find out what was going on. I watched diligently to see if any of them were moving their lips ever so slightly when the mysterious voice sounded, alas to no avail. I then concentrated my efforts on watching to see if anyone was covering their mouth with their hand when the now very spooky voice was speaking , but that was unsuccessful as well. I even took to watching to see if any of them was drinking water as the voice spoke, a trick which only very accomplished ventriloquists can master but still no joy. During the snp’s rabble and the serial attention seeker’s loss of control the voice was incessant. I resolved to go back to sleep and forget about it but it was not possible until it suddenly struck me, the voice had ceased and I was looking at the culprit or to be more accurate not looking at the culprit because I was staring at an empty chair, the empty chair and the missing voice were no coincidence. I waited and sure enough the occupant of the empty chair came back and right on cue so did the voice as snp Councillor Mags MacLaren who would not say boo to a goose demurely lowered her head over her papers and started heckling, a rum do right enough eh?. I’m not absolutely sure what all this means and I’m not so sure I want to go there either but there you have it, an snp heckler who does not want to be seen, perhaps she’s shy, perhaps she is shouting out lies and doesn’t want to be challenged, perhaps she is shouting nasty comments ‘a la’ Cybernat style, as i said I don’t want to go there but I’m glad I’ve solved the mystery, even if it has left me feeling a bit uneasy, still, each to his/her own eh?, at least she has provided a laugh not something you often get from the snp, it wouldn’t do if we were all the same would it?.