Bradford Telegraph & Argus has announced it won’t publish any more “political” letters until after May 3, local election day (we put the word “political” in quotes because where do you draw the line?). Obviously, people banging on about the same old same old can get a bit boring, but surely the pre-election period is when we need to engage in open debate on the things that matter.
Accordingly, we’re opening this blog to include an Open Election Forum. If you have something political to say then please post it as comments below. Within reason, we’ll publish everything we receive, except racist, sexist or anything abusive, but contributions will be moderated. In such matters, the word of the editor will be final.
But, for instance, if UKIP’s Sonja McNally wants to reply to the criticism by Karl Dallas in today’s T&A (which presumably won’t be published), then we’ll publish it here, even though we’re totally opposed to almost everything UKIP stands for (“almost”, because we think UK should leave the EU, but for totally different reasons from UKIP’s right-wing agenda).
Please note, this is not an open forum on anything and everything political (though we welcome all such posts elsewhere here). This is a forum about the local elections generally and the elections in Bradford in particular.
The best way to contribute would be to leave a comment to this post.
So please spread the word. And keep your comments coming.