Our Man in West­min­ster

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

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.

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