Our Man in Westminster
There is only one subject that anyone wants to hear about this week, and for obvious reasons this is the one subject on which I cannot, for legal reasons, speak in any detail. All I can say for the moment is what I said outside the House of Commons early last Friday morning when I was released after my arrest and questioning. I am astonished to have spent more than nine hours under arrest for doing my job. I emphatically deny that I have done anything wrong. I have, many times, made public information that the Government wanted to keep secret. Information which the public has a right to know. In a democracy opposition politicians have a duty to hold the Government to account. I was elected to do precisely that, and I will continue to do so. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has emailed, written and phoned to express support and sympathy for me and my family. This support is really important at a time like this, and makes a huge difference. I have never been so pleased to be the MP for Ashford, and to represent you.