As the election for Tower Hamlets mayor enters its last nine days, the level of hostility is intensifying. This is being reflected in the quality and quantity of comments submitted to this blog.
I’m more than happy to host a debate, but anything touching on personal insults which are above and beyond the level of healthy, robust and even sometimes fraught political discourse will be removed.
I’m also receiving an increasing number of comments which make specific, unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing and illegality against named individuals. In practically all these cases, pseudonyms such as Richard, James, John, Andrew, Charlotte, Rachel, Alfred and Albert are being used by the commenter. If you want me as a journalist to take you seriously, then contact me directly by email – even anonymously if you prefer – and provide me with direct proof. I can then investigate, should that be necessary.