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Acceptable use of ‘comments’

Try to keep your comments short – we won’t generally publish articles longer than 4 to 500 words, or we may ask you to summarise it.

By submitting a comment to this site you agree to abide by the following rules. Wilton Park reserves the right not to publish comments that contravene any of these rules.

  1. Personal identification
    The comment facility on this website is intended for users to make public comments. By approving your comment Wilton Park will be publishing your message on its public website. To send private messages to Wilton Park, the Contact us facility is available to all users.
  2. Conduct and use of language
    Your comment should be within the scope of the topic under discussion. Comments should be civil and tasteful, and must not be malicious or designed to offend. Swear words and profanity will not be accepted. No reference should be made to the personality of other participants nor should attacks be made on an individual’s character.
  3. Legal liability
    You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify Wilton Park against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.
  4. Advertising, spamming and research
    No advertising or promotion is allowed except where it is for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided.
  5. Propriety and moderation
    This is a UK Government website and comments used for party political purposes will be removed

We encourage open, lively debate but the decision to retain comments received via this site remains at Wilton Park’s discretion.

We will not publish comments that violate any of the above rules.