Deletion of posts

I have been overwhelmed by multiple over long contributions. To catch up I have just deleted some for being overlong and one of several from the same contributor.


  1. agricola
    December 15, 2023

    You write lengthy and complex pieces and criticise us for taking it seriously, seemingly wanting the banal exchanges of PMQs in response. The Commons can reduce itself to meaningless levels of exchange but in the real world some of us take it more seriously because the UK is seen to be at a tipping point.

    1. Ian B
      December 16, 2023

      @agricola – so true, but one man no matter how hardworking that also has a full time job – will always struggle. Just thankful the Diary even exists

    2. Bloke
      December 16, 2023

      Some issues involve length to cover adequately.
      However with hundreds of contributor responses to be read and moderated, brevity helps.

  2. glen cullen
    December 15, 2023

    Your Ball Your Rules ….I only wish the conservative government was so decisive

  3. Henry Curteis
    December 15, 2023

    Join the Teds, John. Jump before the ship sinks. The country needs your brilliant mind. I mean the country called England, not the illegal federal government that has given away our sovereignty. As England alone we can nullify all the illegal treaties, run a proper legal system and economy and manage money correctly. Inside Ye U K we are lost.

  4. Rod Evans
    December 15, 2023

    Well John, my comments never seem to leave moderation so it can’t be overlong responses from me, eh?

  5. Peter Gardner
    December 15, 2023

    Mea culpa. May I say that your need to take this action, which is fair enough, is a measure of the anger, frustration and despair of so many at the depth and extent of the uselessness of this government on every one of the many, many issues that need to be addressed. It is shown in stark terms in the work of Matt Goodwin, with which I am sure you are familiar. You are one of the few on our side, so you become a channel for our expression. My MP, Jeremy Hunt, just replies with the bog standard staff answer. No point in writing to him. He is not interested.

  6. Sakara Gold
    December 16, 2023

    Hear hear! There are other fora where the afflicted can post pro-fossil fuel propaganda and other climate crisis denial bullshit

    1. Mickey Taking
      December 16, 2023

      that’s what we like – balance from you!

  7. agricola
    December 16, 2023

    A better solution for you would be to ask questions rather than write lengthy columns on subjects. Today for instance :- what is wrong with todays NHS and what would you do to correct its failures. It would reduce the work load at one end of the process. We the electorate can get factual information and political opinion from a myriad sources. However if you want the opinions of the electorate you can hardly complain when we offer them.

  8. Ian B
    December 16, 2023

    Sir John
    Sorry I just cant help myself at times

  9. enquiring pleb
    December 16, 2023

    Got a good non fiction ( 1998 ) read from the Charity Shop.
    I generally look at best and worst reviews on Amazon.
    Worst reviews 3% One says he’s a whining commie.
    Best reviews 75% one says best investigative journalist ever.
    My motivation for reading such is curiosity and broadening my pleb knowledge.
    Is there a counter/debunking type read written in the same readable style ?
    It’s called Hidden Agendas by Pilger

  10. agricola
    December 16, 2023

    A final thought, why the compulsion to post every day. Post twice a week, Monday and Thursday. It reduces your workload and gives you three days to moderate comments.

    Reply No! Try writing less and you will be posted sooner.

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