Our Comments Policy

You can post a comment on any of the stories on this website.

By having a comment section, we provide all readers with an immediate “right of reply”, something which is not an option in traditional newspapers.

We welcome comments from all sections of society, and of varied opinion. Debate – by its very definition – requires disagreement. So we will always welcome divergent views and we encourage people to express where they agree and disagree with others.

But do not confuse the notion of “freedom of speech” with some misguided idea that you can write anything without responsibility – you cannot.

Kingston Enquirer Ltd, as publishers of this site, carry the responsibility for what is published, and we are regulated by IMPRESS.

Comments don’t appear until they have been moderated.

We will not allow comments that are abusive, defamatory, racist or sexist. Or palpably untrue.

We will not publish comments which are deemed gratuitous or threatening, and reserve the right to ban those who make such comments.

All comments are subject to editing.

We believe that all comments should seek to add value to the original post. So in order to encourage discussion in an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, we will remove consistently off-topic remarks and personal or routinely negative or derogatory attacks.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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