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I have submitted an e-petition to the government’s website, calling for action after the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards refused to accept a complaint about George Osborne and the paddock, for which he claimed expenses, along with another piece of land and a farmhouse in Cheshire.

The farmhouse was the only part for which an expenses claim was permissible, and Mr Osborne has now sold all three pieces of land at huge profit. I submitted information including Land Registry documents that showed there was a prima facie case against the Chancellor, but apparently that’s not good enough.

It seems to me – and to many readers of this blog, to judge from the comments I have received – that this was wrong, so my first e-petition calls for the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to be replaced by an independent organisation that is capable of investigating offences by MPs in a more robust manner.

I have included a link, sending readers who want further information to this page. If you are one of those readers, the whole story is mapped out in the following articles:

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2012/12/08/storm-in-a-scrapyard-over-hughes-while-osborne-should-be-arrested/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2012/12/09/police-urged-to-investigate-fraud-allegations-against-osborne/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2012/12/10/osborne-update-met-passes-the-buck/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2012/12/21/osborne-paddock-update-parliamentary-commissioner-for-standards/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2012/12/30/osborne-update-information-sent-to-standards-commissioner/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2013/01/15/osborne-update-are-they-kicking-his-paddock-into-the-long-grass/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2013/01/23/osborne-update-standards-commissioner-ignores-the-facts/

Please sign the petition; let’s make sure MPs who misbehave face the full force of justice.