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Posted Wednesday, 17 September 2008 at 11:41

Today I have received a letter from John Lyon CB - the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards - in response to a complaint made about my blog by a Liberal Democrat.

The complainant clearly has a lot of spare time on his hands, so much so that he felt it necessary to submit a 21 page dossier to the House of Commons authorities, about my 'conduct' with regards to my blog.

I must admit that before the complaint had been brought to my attention, I had never heard of the complainant! 

For the record, John Lyon's letter to the complainant states the following:

"The position is that no Parliamentary resources have been used to fund Mrs Dorries' weblog. Questions about whether its content is consistent with the rules in relation to Parliamentary funding do not therefore arise."

He goes on to state, "No further action on any point is required, and therefore consider your complaint now closed."

I wonder how much time, resources and money has been used by the parliamentary authorities to look into the matter of my 'conduct'?

This whole matter has been a personal wake-up call for me.  

There's the threat of international terrorism; a rudderless government in decline; huge economic uncertainty; the war in Afghanistan; a global energy crisis; the re-emergence of Russian aggression; and the spread of HIV in Africa.

But what about the complainant? Does the content of my blog really warrant such attention?   

I think this has been a most revealing episode as to his type of politics - it's certainly not mine.

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