Comments policy

Some of our stories are open for your comments. We’d be keen to hear your thoughts. Please create a username for the site, and stick with it – it’s very difficult to follow anonymous comments.

We check comments closely to make this site a welcoming place. We won’t tolerate comments that…

* are abusive
* contain ad-hominem attacks (“play the ball, not the man”)
* promote hate of any kind
* are obviously spam
* way off the point
* indicate the author hasn’t actually read the story

Comments on old posts – more than a couple of months old – may not appear if they don’t move the topic on.

We may also delete comments from “sockpuppets” – those who create multiple online identities. Thanks for your time, and play nicely.