Comment guidelines

The rules for commenting on this blog are simple. No abuse of anyone. You might wish to criticise someone’s viewpoint but don’t make it personal. Address the issue of the article and put the counterpoint argument forward. Play the game, not the player.

Be yourself. Your email is never published. Sometimes I may contact you by email if I think you are not quite saying what you mean.

Debates can get heated. I welcome an exchange of views. But if people start arguing between each other and make it personal, I will delete the comments or prevent comments altogether on an article.

Our life is complicated enough without being uncivil.