I wouldn’t be too bothered. I like your blog – even though my own politics are
probably 100% the opposite of most of your contributors! It is good to be
stimulated by those who disagree with you and maybe sometimes have your own
prejudices challenged. My only objection to “Iain Dale’s Diary” is the abuse
that I sometimes receive. As I have said I don’t object at all to those who
disagree with me and who say why intelligently. I do object to personal abuse. I
have received Emails from one of your regulars calling me an idiot and some of
the follow ups to my own postings have been vilely abusive. A New Year’s
resolution for all of your bloggers might be to avoid insulting language about
other bloggers – indeed at all!
I think he has a very good point. Can we all agree a joint New Year's Resolution - that we'll be much politer to each other in the Comments? Perhaps I have been too lax in this regard in the past. Surely a golden rule is that we wouldn't put in a Comment what we wouldn't say to someone's face or in a letter? I know I can be as shrill as the rest, so I may have to impose some self discipline too (Matron!), but I'm also going to be a bit tougher in moderating I think.