I was delighted to see Geoffrey Robinson's letter in The Times today where he clarifies that my departure from the New Statesman had nothing to do with my sometimes critical attitude towards the Prime Minister and his government.
Here is the letter in full in case anyone is interested:
Sir, Paul Staines (“Guido Fawkes”, Opinion, April 17) is off the mark in his account of Martin Bright’s departure from the New Statesman. Before some mythology develops about Martin being a victim of his courageous writing critical of Gordon Brown and his Government, we wish to set the record straight.
The views expressed by our former political editor about the Prime Minister and the Government had nothing whatsoever to do with his departure, the reasons for which were non-editorial and the terms of which remain confidential between us.
Geoffrey Robinson, MP
House of Commons, London SW1
I am very glad that any mythology about my courageous writing has been so definitively nipped in the bud.