As there are no elections for the rest of this year – unless by elections come along – I wish to use this break from the hustings to revise my approach to posting party political material.
In future if someone writes in saying in terms Vote x party (including Conservative) or vote for Y individual I will not post any part of that comment. All the main parties have their own websites and propaganda facilities you can use for those purposes.
If someone writes in with a summary or cross reference to a party’s stance on an issue with nothing new or critical to say about it I will not post that either, unless it is needed as part of the debate because what that party says is under examination. Again, we can all look these up on the relevant websites.
It is any way better if you wish to post pro party material to do it from a regulated site. As we get nearer to a General Election it is even more important that all such postings should be through a regulated site making proper expense returns, with an imprint on the material under Election law.