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    Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
    Buzz Light-year wrote:
    Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
    Buzz Light-year wrote:
    capt spaulding wrote: I think he means you Buzz
    Really? I'm pretty sure I've never attacked Matthew Laverack never mind regularly and I certainly never get agitated by anything on this site.
    Not even about James Alexander's restrictions on freedom of speech ? Think you forgot about that one!
    Ok, I'll rephrase - I never get agitated by anything *written* on this site. The restrictions on freedom of speech were a result of jma1982's actions separate to anything published here.
    What about the fact that comments are disallowed on JA's letters in addition to Press articles that involve him ?
    That The Press feels pressured to shut down comment on anything related to jma1982 and others is more disappointing than annoying.
    The disappointment lies squarely with the journos not the politicos. They don't have to back down so easily.
    Anyone can apply pressure. Standing up to pressure is what counts.

    It wasn't like that before everyone was so scared of litigation.

    As long as people from all walks and disparate ideologies can see this and all speak up about it then readers will see for themselves that what is removed says more than it did when it stood, what is disallowed says more than it could if allowed.

    Unlike you, it's not personal or political for me."
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Critical reception

First published in Letters by

I HAVE a New Year message for all those anonymous critics who regularly attack me on The Press website following any article or letter in which I feature.

Thank you. The more agitated you become, the more I know my comments are successfully hitting home.

It is your continued and predictable reaction which will encourage me to carry on my contributions throughout 2013.

Matthew Laverack, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.

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