I am banning Patrick Dignam and Jim for life. I am not and will not be a publishing house for loonies, illiterates, ASIO operatives, suicide bombers and wankers. Anyone who wishes to address the issues and films and plays of the day or the past I will print. Those playing peekaboo with their identity or telling lies about me or anyone else are gone for good.
And I warn Marilyn solemnly that if she does not, in the fortnight sabbatical I have just given her, hugely upgrade her propaganda skills I will ban her too.
I do a lot of this with regret, but standards of English and mannerly debate are important to me and, I would think, to many of this readership and the subject is closed and there will be no appeals.