Please be assured – I am not proposing to stop taking your contributions, which make this website interesting and lively.
My point was a simple one – I do not want any of you to end up in legal difficulties by making allegations against a person or institution you cannot prove. I have been cutting these out but given the volume I will sometimes simply have to delete the whole post rather than edit it for you. So please, once you have written it, just go through and delete for me the bits where you accuse X of being a crook, Y of breaking the law, and Z of being a moron or worse. There are better ways of making your good points.
Some suggest I take on staff to handle this for me. I am happy to pay the server and technology bill myself, but I haven’t the money to pay for a helper. Nor can I start charging this to the taxpayer, as some think.
Some of you think I am editing in order to protect the Conservative party, or because it is a Conservative site. This is not the case. I give Conservatives the same protection from abuse as I give Labour Ministers in any editing I do – no more, no less.