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It is a great pity that this stimulating …

Comment posted ForArgyll on Pause by Kevin Byrne.

It is a great pity that this stimulating and frequently informative site is on hold; I cannot imagine why anybody can rejoice – I happen to be a Nationalist, but I am not a bigot and I am interested and educated by access to a spectrum of views. It was bold of this site to permit open debate, and by and large that latitude led to some very useful comment. It is hard to credit that some of the mindless material was truly contributed by fellow Nationalists, but in truth almost anybody can write silly things if it is very late at night. Anyway, I for one am sorry to see Argyll diminished in this way and I thank Lynda for her outstanding contribution to local affairs.

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