Jason Kitcat has today been cleared of all complaints made against him - and all sanctions imposed - in a case that has cost the taxpayer thousands.
All the details of the case are in my latest - and earlier posts.
It was bound to happen, really. Before today's hearing I took delight in mentioning the case to all and sundry - I couldn't find a single person who thought pursuing this case was either just or a good use of public funds. In fact, most people thought the case itself brought the council into disrepute. All the hoo-ha has definitely increased viewing of the original clip in question.
So now only one question remains: how much public money was wasted on such things as barristers and hotel rooms, not to mention hours of officer time, on the whole charade?
Oh and I should declare an interest: I myself am subject to another standards board complaint - as a member of the Sussex Police Authority rather than Brighton and Hove City Council - a my 6th in two-and-a-half years.
I have been told it vaguely relates to something I've said on this 'blog regarding EDO protests in Brighton - but in a Kafka-esque twist I'm not allowed to know either the detailed nature of the complaint - or who made it - until after a committee has examined it. Natural justice at work? You decide!