Northernheckler's Blog

A Yorkshireman's adventures in the big Smoke

Tom Harris taking a stand against nasty comments

After my blog a few days ago Comment is Free – but at what cost ? I was heartened to see this piece Land of Angry by seasoned blogger and Labour MP Tom Harris (aka on Twitter as @TomHarrisMP ).

It seems Tom has become so fed up with nihilist commenters that he’s changed his comments policy and  in future

“if your comment is, in my view, needlessly offensive and snide, I’ll delete it without explanation or apology”

I think he’s entirely justified – Tom has for a long time allowed serial ‘offenders’ to freely publish some downright offensive comments, and I am glad that he’s changed his stance.

It would be good to see some other mainstream political blogs following suit – LabourList for one.

That’s all for now

Oh and by the way :

Happy Christmas everyone !


December 24, 2009 - Posted by | blogs, politics | ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: