Delay in posting

Yesterday I was particularly busy – speaking to a local business seminar in the morning, attending a lunch meeting, then dealing with constituents’ queries and on to the Wokingham Conservative AGM to speak.
If people send in very long submissions, and include allegations about named individuals or companies, there will be a delay in posting. I do not have the time to check out all the allegations about named people and companies and cannot publish them without a clear factual basis to support them. Your contributions will get posted more quickly if you take this into account.
I also delete some which are offensive to others as I do not always have the time to edit them. As you know I do not edit from a party perspective.

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17 Comments

  1. Margaret Brandreth-J
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Of course by this you mean negative allegations yet even in the 60’s as teenagers we were given tasters of human nature. ” They smile at your face and all the time they want to take your place, the back stabbers ”
    Of course all I listened to was Mozart ,Handel and Bach.

  2. Iain Gill
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    don’t worry about it

  3. English Pensioner
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Can I congratulate you on writing something that is worth reading every day.
    I’m retired and have my own blog, but I find it difficult to find something that I feel is worth writing about more than perhaps once a week, whilst you manage it every day as well as all the other things you do as an MP.
    I may not always agree with you, but your views are invariably worth reading.
    Congratulations.

  4. formula57
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    All fair comment. The question arises as t0 whether top bloggers should have other jobs though. I know you have refuted the silly notion that parliamentarians should not have other interests (including being ministers) but your blogging is very important to us followers.

  5. Cheshire Girl
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I think you do an amazing job to read and often reply to the many posts you get on so many subjects. I think my view is shared by many. I enjoy reading your blog and look every day to see what you have to say. I understand that you have a very busy job as a politician, and am grateful that you find the time to communicate with us and let us have our say, which is much appreciated.

    • alan jutson
      Posted February 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

      C G

      Agreed.

    • M Davis
      Posted February 15, 2015 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      I also concur with your comment, Cheshire Girl.

      Thank you, JR, for your prolific Diary posts.

  6. Bazman
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Could you delete posts that contain uninformed right wing stupidity John that is repeated even when the truth is self evident such as those posted by UKIP sympathisers as I find them extremely offensive and insulting to my intelligence and I’m sure many others and yourself do? Swearing should not be allowed.

    • Matt
      Posted February 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Whereas uninformed left wing stupidity should be left in place of course.
      Image my shock in in finding that our most vocal representative of the “left” thinks that the debate will be enhanced by suppressing discussion of ideas and option with which he strongly disagrees.
      I’m sure Bazman will get his way soon enough when some left wing authority makes it an offence to question the almighty global warming consensus; or to suggest that some degree of immigration control would be a good idea.

      Thanks as always to our host for working so hard and so diligently to facilitate open debate on this forum in what must be a very busy schedule.

    • Mondeo Man
      Posted February 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

      Bazman – I find left wing opinion offensive (including what you’ve just written) but I wouldn’t try to stop it. And when left wing politicians are elected democratically I don’t go out and smash the city up when they try to implement their policies.

      Please excuse me losing my temper occaisionally and uttering the odd bad word – because that’s about as bad as it gets with me.

      Offensive opinion ? Well we know that my opinion has been virtually outlawed by the BBC and Whitehall but who made you arbiter of what is acceptable ?

      You will – and never have – voted Tory, Bazman, whereas I have (for most of my life) though will never do so again.

      So who should John listen to ? You or me ?

  7. Jerry
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    John, your dedication is appreciated, no worries. I usually only get upset if more than 48hrs goes past without an explanation of some sort. 🙂 I was truly mystified about that errant URL the other day and still am, sorry.

    If I might take this opportunity though, could you ask your webmaster to look at your sites cookies as they appear to be acting like very short lived session cookies (sometimes they can actually expire whilst your site is open in a browser), rather than the persistent type that most sites like yours would use – of course it might be intentional, if so fine.

    Reply will do

  8. Stephen Berry
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    From my viewpoint, it’s John blog and he has the right to delete whichever posts he wishes, for whatever reason. It must be extremely time consuming running a daily blog without the additional hassle of wondering if a particular post is actionable or not. If one of our posts does not appear, then so be it. After all, if you don’t like shopping at one place, you can go elsewhere.

    John’s work ethic is admirable and I trust it transmits itself to his colleagues in the House of Commons.

  9. matthu
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    John,

    I do hope you will write soon to explain why your party considers “climate change” (which has always happened) suddenly to be one of the most serious threats facing the world today.

    Presumably more serious than ISIS. More serious than poverty. More serious than ebola and even more serious than other far more easily curable infectious diseases. More serious than resistance to antibiotics. More serious than air pollution.

    Somewhere along the line it seems that Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Clegg (and the EU) have all got their priorities terribly wrong, and they are dragging the rest of their supporters along with them.

    But I am sure you will be able to explain why climate change (did someone mention global warming? ask the east coast of USA) deserves greater priority from government (and presumably a greater share of our taxes) than any of the other issues I have mentioned.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Reply It is not my view.

  10. bluedog
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Your extraordinary dedication and sincerity, together with the high quality of your posts is much appreciated.

  11. agricola
    Posted February 15, 2015 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    While understanding and accepting everything you say, and at the same time allowing us to express ourselves, I’m not sure about the lengthy replies comment. In fairness some of your developed ideas are lengthy so they deserve a considered response.

    Yesterdays, “Is Germany’s EU falling apart.”, merits more than “Yes”. for instance. I’m delighted that I’m retired and no longer live under the sort of pressure you enjoy. However I would like to thank you for the two way communication you facilitate. We can express ourselves and you have a thermometer out there giving you some idea of how people are thinking.

  12. Gumpy Goat
    Posted February 15, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Sorry folks the empire passed away relatively peacefully decades ago. E.U is not perfect but a good home as any we will find. We are a small fish in a sea of sharks. The economic clout of the EU which even with its current economic problems, is still considerable. The membership of that club does give us a say trade and economic matters. Outside of the EU it will be a case of put up or shut up in economic and trade matters.

    Also Mr Putin has proved the old adage that political power comes from a barrel of a gun. Economic power does not have sharp direct timely cutting force and the UK in realty has not got any real economic power. As we have given up on defending ourselves – shame on the Tories for that, we leave our self open to pressure. There is implied defence protection element to the EU as well as the established NATO treaties we leave EU at our peril.

    • agricola
      Posted February 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

      This way for rose tinted spectacles.

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