5. Allow commenters to have their say. By all means moderate the abusive ones, but blogging isn’t one-way – a dialogue with readers is the life blood of a good blog. But conduct that dialogue on your own terms.
Notice the caveat? "But conduct that dialogue on your own terms" - meaning, bin anything you disagree with, especially if it shows you up to be a tit, and not quite as bright as you like to think you are. See my post HERE
Of the loony tribal left, Tom's blog is easily the best, but even Tom has plenty of "no go" areas. Among them is any negative mention of fellow MPs or Peers, particularly if they are Mohammad Sarwar and his not so savoury family, or Michael Martin, the ridiculed and tribal former Speaker.
Tom dear, it aint free speech unless people can disagree with you. Being nice about Labour is not free speech and it is not free speech when whole swathes of dialogue are missed out because they don't fit your world view. That is not the meaning of "Allow commenters to have their say".
Pity. I thought you had something there.