This is not a democracy, it’s a blog. I’ll work it out as I go along but here are a few basic ground rules:
1. I will not publish any comments with racist, sexist or homophobic content – I’m not Guido Fawkes, and there are plenty of other places on the interwebs you can get that sort of thing if it floats your boat.
2. I won’t publish a lot of ad-hominem attacks as they are boring. Nor will I publish endless whataboutery or simple, dull, unimaginative attacks on Labour that make no other point. Again you’ve got Guido for that sort of thing.
3. I will happily publish most other comments, but relentless repetition of insults to politicians rather than debating political points will go as once again, it’s boring, and I can’t be bothered to be bored.
4. Anyone who uses any of the following comments or phrases more than once will be blocked because they lack imagination: “political correctness gone mad” (or variants thereof), “Tony B Liars”, “New Liebour”, “Zanulabour”, “feminazi” etc. I reserve the right to add to this list arbitrarily.