The new issue of Liberator casts more light on this episode:
Liberator understands that the original cause of the row was that Greaves wanted to criticise Ryan Coetzee, the party's strategy director in the two years up to the general election.
This was rejected not because of the argument made ... but because Coetzee was a staff member and the site had decided that party employees should not be criticised no wonder how powerful.
Whether Coetzee himself ever claimed this privilege is unknown. ...
The dispute then snowballed. Greaves sent an angry response to this piece not being run. LDV demanded an apology, he refused and was banned and there matters rest.Given the oblique way that Lib Dem Voice sometimes chooses to reply to its critics, I wonder whether this post was in part aimed at Tony. Who knows?
Lib Dem Voice's policy is a matter for Lib Dem voice, though perhaps this is one that should have been made clearer to readers.
And given that blog's large readership and semi-official standing, I question whether such a blanket ban is wise or will help our party find a way out of the deep hole in which it now finds itself in.
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