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Im very busy and finding there are too many postings from the same individual, and too many long postings in general. I have started deleting some just for length or long third or fourth posts that day. Please try and sum up what you say in shorter format if you want to be posted promptly otherwise I will go over to more deletions.

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31 Comments

  1. margaret
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Always as succinct as possible John .Rita in ‘Educating Rita ‘ was far more direct prior to the waffle called education..Busy is as busy does.

  2. a-tracy
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Sorry John, I will take a rest from posting this week and perhaps other posters should too so that you can concentrate on important business. All we are doing is feeding the nasties who feel it is ok to label people who aren’t happy with this deal as extremists, ideologists, revolutionaries hehe, we’re just the bloody rule followers who get stitched up. Let’s just stop “yelling at each other” on your site John and give them no feedback for a week. Let them think everyone is fine with it we all know it’s bad for the UK but perhaps we just need to let you, politicians, we elected to get us a good deal get on with the job.

  3. Iain Gill
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Re “sum up what you say in shorter format” er “May must go”

    good luck

  4. Lifelogic
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, Please get rid of May and Hammond and this appalling proposed deal without giving us Corbyn and I promise not to post anything for at least a month!

  5. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    It has been quite noticeable that the recent increase in volume of posts has resulted in a loss of quality.

    There are still some gems in there but like a visit to TKMaxx your site now requires concerted effort to find the worthwhile stuff.

    I do think that your site would benefit from a most recent posts function to prevent the first post being hijacked by off topic, repetitive and vacuous responses.

    I hope you are getting useful feedback from our interactions with you and you still have somewhere to input this feedback that can make a difference.

    • margaret
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

      That’s far too subjective . Who says what is worthwhile: (obviously John ), however worth is in the eye of the beholder and if you take the argument out to involve all voters you can see where the posited impurity stance takes one.

      • Narrow Shoulders
        Posted November 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

        I read this blog to be informed not entertained Margaret. Many postings manage neither.

        I am not suggesting that Mr Redwood culls posts but do wish that some posters could self censor. I know the content before I skim the post.

  6. John Hatfield
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    That includes you Lifelogic.

  7. Richard1
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Is there a link to the ERG report launched by JRM today?

  8. James Critchlow
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi John,

    I’ve never posted on your site but enjoy your diary and reading the comments. It seems you have quite a strong community on here that is worth conserving. Brevity is a skill that many of us can work on. Nevertheless, if you haven’t considered making a Patreon campaign then it could be used to lighten the load on you but allow preservation of longer contributions e.g. raising funds to pay for a comments moderator. I for one would be willing to contribute a small monthly sum.

    Kind Regards

    James

    • rose
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      It is better to have Mr Redwood doing the moderation himself.

  9. John C.
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Fair enough.Too many essays here.

  10. John C.
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Fair enough. Too many essays here.

  11. ian
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    My thoughts are that two sides should make the island of Ireland a free trade zone, they only 5.5 million people between them.

  12. Steve
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Fair enough.

  13. DUNCAN
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    How about this for conciseness? Theresa May will destroy British democracy and neutralise our Parliament and she’ll do it with a smile on her face.

    You know what you need to do to save the United Kingdom, just get on and do it before it’s too late.

  14. ian
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    The message from Gov to brexiteers, get in line and support the deal or we will cancell Brexit altogether.

    • Steve
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

      Ian

      They cannot cancel brexit, they don’t have the authority. They cannot overturn democratic vote, at least not without declaring a state of emergency, and risking mass uprising against the establishment.

  15. Fedupsoutherner
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I did suggest that maybe a few days off would be a good idea John as we all know you have important work on your agenda. I have taken note of your post.

  16. Denis Cooper
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Well, JR, this blog would take up less of your time and effort if you didn’t insist on allowing your opponents to use it as a platform, a compliment which they would never return. It’s not as if opponents of Brexit are short of other outlets for their (often vile) views.

    • formula57
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:53 am | Permalink

      But that would make the comments simply echoes, taking away a fine aspect of this wonderful resource.

  17. Peter D Gardner
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    Mrs May must be challenged in Parliament to deny that it is her intention with her Draft Withdrawal Agreement to hold UK ready to accede to the new EU treaties which are to be developed by the EU Commission after the elections in May 2019 and to be in effect no later than 2025. Her vision for UK is not one a British Prime Minister could state openly.

    • Steve
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

      Peter

      Not only should May be challenged in parliament, she should be apprehended and taken direct to the Tower of London.

      So too should those who are supporting her, then the truth will out as to whom / what these traitors actually serve.

      The people should then decide their fate.

  18. Cheshire Girl
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    John.

    I am appalled that you should have to make this plea yet again. It seems to have fallen on deaf ears on previous occasions.

    I know feelings are running high, especially at this time, but it should be borne in mind that it is a very busy time for you. We are lucky that you find the time to post, and read the responses, at all. It would be such a pity, if thoughtlessness on the part of some, resulted in your blog being discontinued.

    • sm
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 9:36 am | Permalink

      Agreed.

  19. Tad Davison
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    It’s because people on the leave side want to counter the venomous and inaccurate narrative emanating from the remain camp. Unless we do so, they will succeed.

    Tad

  20. Gordon Riby
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    There is no benefit at all to either the Conservative Party or the public in allowing Theresa May to continue as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. It serves only to present ineffective government to the electorate. Any notions that PM can in some way be dealt with or trusted are at best frivolous. It is imperative that the ERG acts to trigger a vote of no confidence.

    I hope this is sufficiently pithy, clear and to the point.

  21. Ed Mahony
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Apologies

  22. Steve
    Posted November 22, 2018 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    Hi John
    I think their fear or cliff edge is just a fear of hard work and costs of movingvtheir supply chains to new markets. Something that would be only temporary. Also they want to avoid the cost of training british unskilled labour instead of importing it.
    Steve

  23. Dioclese
    Posted November 22, 2018 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Just a suggestion – but you can limit the maximum number of characters in your comments box which would solve your problem

  24. Paul Cohen
    Posted November 22, 2018 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    The BBC is lamentable – from top of the heap to mediocrity in under 20 years !

    To get the truth and information to rely on in WW2, many of our enemies and friends on the Continent risked execution if caught listening in. The total listening in now has declined in line with the mediocre output.

    The BBC protest that they have to be competitive in employing “talent” to produce the programmes we wish to see/hear and spend eyewatering salaries to do this even though many of these are blatantly biased. Reith must be turning in his grave to what has happened to his inspired creation.

    We also have to pay a fee to be insulted!

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