It can't have escaped your notice that my blog has recently become drenched in blood, sweat and tears.
The following is directed to everyone who is reading and thinking of commenting:
ENOUGH! Please stop using my blog as a battlefield to attack me or each other.
Time and time again over these last few weeks I've ignored attacks from different quarters on the grounds that they distracted from the real issue of protecting vulnerable children.
I've taken responsibility where appropriate and I think I've been really patient.
BUT I'VE HAD ENOUGH!
People are free to disagree with me and each other by all means. I have strong opinions and sometimes post on controversial subjects. I welcome proper debate on those issues.
But if you're thinking of leaving a comment on my blog, please ensure it is phrased with respect and care. This is my space and though I have never censored or deleted other people's comments I have the right to make this request.
To those who would never dream of abusing my space in this way and who have always been supportive and caring - thank you. Please don't feel intimidated.