JOHN Rentoul makes a good point about the Tories’/Spectator’s latest childish tactic of calling everyone they disagree with a liar. "Vulgar abuse", John calls it, and he’s right.Here is my comment on this:
I’ve been adopting far too liberal an approach to comment approval, even where the Tory liar line has been used, so I’m announcing a review. All existing comments which accuse anyone of lying will be deleted, and no future comments which do the same will be approved.
Use parliamentary protocol, people – there are ways of getting your point across without resort to childish name-calling.
The dishonesty tag is working because it is true. And it hurts. Is there any point coming back here? What else will you ban? Is any criticism of Brown to be banned next? the government after that? then any criticism of the Labour party?Labour: if they don't like it, or if the truth causes embarrassment, they ban it. Tom, you just don't get blogging do you?
This is Labour all over, if you don’t like it you ban it, change the law, or just have those involved arrested on trumped up charges if all else fails.
You don’t get it, and that’s why you are going to lose, and BAD.
Update: If you think that I'm jumping to conclusions about Tom banning the word liar from his blog, then please read the comments on this post for my explanation.
The Liar tag is sticking to Gordon Brown and Labour do not like it. When people think of Gordon Brown, the word Liar now springs to mind. Labour will move heaven and earth to change that. Here's a top tip for Labour MPs/members/supporters: Get Gordon to stop lying.