Comments Policy

This blog is written by the contributions team as a narrative commentary largely on Political, Economic and Environmental issues. It is  intended to be forum for the development of new thinking in economics, society and politics. You are invited to offer comment for publication here but in doing so you acknowledge and agree that we are under no obligation to publish any comment submitted and that the following conditions will apply to all comments offered for publication.

The first condition is that you have the legal right to offer the comment submitted and that it does not infringe the right of any other persons. You will be responsible for any costs arising if it is found that that you are in breach of this condition.

Secondly, the comment offered must be intended to develop the themes under discussion. There are ample opportunities in a wide range of media for opposing the opinion  offered and you are welcome to use them. This blog is not one of those places. This blog is focussed on providing creative solutions to the political economic and environmental issues we face in the interests of all rather than a few. If your comment is not a constructive contribution to that process it may well be deleted.

Thirdly, we reserve the right to edit and amend any contribution to make it suitable for publication if we think it appropriate without consulting with you first or having liability to you for any change made.

Fourthly, we reserve the right to delete any comment or block any commentator whom  we decide is behaving in a disruptive or disagreeable manner and shall have no obligation to explain why or consequent liability as a result of doing so.

Fifthly, all the above being said, we will usually post comments that we do not agree with even when we believe it the intention of the commentator to provoke a response. However, when doing so we will usually indicate that we are choosing not to respond as our points of disagreement should already be obvious to the commentator. We will permit such comments only because others may wish to offer constructive response. If, however, the original commentator does then continue to comment in broadly similar vein on the same or other posts it is likely that those further comments will be deemed disagreeable or disruptive and the further comments will then be deleted for that reason.