Norman H wrote:I'm inclined to agree with 661-Pete. It might be easier to change the name of the forum to Politics UK and include a separate cycling ghetto.
I'm all for free speech and although not participating do occasionally enjoy the arguments. My concern is the unrelenting nature of the political threads. We are living in exceptional times and the country seems more polarised than ever. Cycling ought be a unifying force but the forum seems to be dominated by the divisions of politics.
The Tea Shop is an any 'other subjects' section and it's because we are living in exceptional times,that politricks and the perhaps the biggest politirckal economic decisions of our country is why it's to the forefront of many people's minds.
I also wonder what purpose is served by such debates. Certainly the main protagonists are unlikely to alter their opinions. It's possible, I suppose, that some onlookers may have their prejudices challenged, if they haven't all lost the will to live, but I get the feeling that the main purpose is the gratification of the thread instigators. Grahams use of the term Shock Jock seems very appropriate. The Helmet Ghetto was formed I believe because people became bored with the recycling of the same arguments. It appears to me that a similar case could be made in this instance. Whatever the mods decide, they have my support.
Whatever the mods decide will be final,a bit like our government's decisions I s'pose.
Though the mods aren't democratically elected,but are volunteers and I for one,am glad for their dedicated work,if I may take the opportunity to acknowledge.