So, hot on the heels of “senior” Labour MPs telling everyone who had a microphone and would listen that blogs are meaningless shrill hives of scum and villainy, a “senior” Labour MP may now be trying to impose sanctions on party members who comment on blogs. In the way said senior MP doesn’t like.
Did someone mention there was meant to be an invigorated, principled, forward-thinking Labour Party somewhere around here?
At least one commenter on The Standard has had to bid farewell (at least to that pseudonym) to the discussion on the grounds of a real, concrete threat to their privacy and identity. lprent, whom I trust on such issues, strongly advises against commenting at all on Red Alert unless you have “cast-iron anonymity”.
Hey, Brian Edwards. Paying attention? Probably not, none of us are using our real names.
See also: NRT – Gagging the membership