Site policies


All content of this web site is copyright Richard Corbett. In accessing these web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, unless otherwise stated, without my prior consent.

I grant permission for you to print for personal reference one hard copy only of any page of my website.

Moderation policy

Thank you for following my work on this website, on my blog, and on associated social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

As the online community following my work grows, I am happy to see a wealth of political opinions expressed through the comments, as diversity of opinion is the very nature of debate. I do hope you continue to interact on my networks, but I ask you to follow these simple rules.

  • I will not accept comments on my pages that are either offensive in themselves, or offensive to other users. Thus, I ask you to avoid the use of obscenities and other insulting language, to show respect for fellow users and the fundamental principles that we all share. This means avoiding comments that are racist, sexist or xenophobic, that call for violence, that are in other ways intemperate or provocative, that are repetitious, that are defamatory, unlawful or include copyright infringements. Such comments will be deleted. I will temporarily or permanently ban or block users who repeatedly post such comments, as well as people impersonating public figures or using fake accounts.
  • I would also encourage you to post comments that stick to the topic on hand and would appreciate it if you would refrain from posting advertisements on my pages (for your businesses, blogs, websites, etc). Spam, attempts to flood the comments section in order to crowd out other views, instances of repetition, and off-topic items will be deleted.
  • I aim to respond to direct questions in a timely manner, but I cannot guarantee responses to all questions and comments, especially during busy periods. If you would like a formal reply to a question, please contact me by email.

I do enjoy genuine debate and I hope my website can bring together many individuals to discuss a range of topics. I look forward to continuing the conversation with you.


Users are not required to register or provide any personal information in order to use this website.

On occasion, to provide services using this site, I may ask for users voluntarily to provide some personal information. This may include name, title, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It may be stored electronically or manually. Any personal information that is provided will be used only for the purpose stated at the time I request it. I do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties without consent, unless required by law.

The web servers on which this site is housed build logs of activity including a log of users’ IP addresses. This is done in order to gather demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to measure the popularity and effectiveness of my site. Based on log information, I may occasionally share anonymous aggregate statistics about the site’s visitors and traffic with third parties.


This site occasionally uses cookies. These are small text files that are saved on your computer (and not sent to my server) to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to remember user preferences, and to provide anonymised data to help me understand a little about who visits my site.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website, which offers guidance for all modern browsers.


I have taken care in preparing the information on this site, but I do not guarantee its accuracy. I cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions, nor do I accept liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising. I reserve the right to remove the site, or to remove or alter any content, at any time and without notice.

Much of the content on this site is written by me, or by colleagues on my behalf. The views expressed are mine, and not necessarily those of the Labour Party, the European Union, the European Parliament, my colleagues, my staff, or any other organisation with which I am affiliated.

Some content on this site is explicitly denoted as being provided by other individuals or organisations. Such content is not provided or vetted by me and I do not and cannot guarantee its accuracy.

This site also includes links to third-party websites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that I or any organisation with which I am affiliated endorse such websites or their content. I take no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the linked websites or as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.

While every effort is made to ensure that content is free from viruses, I cannot accept any liability for damages resulting from virus infection.


This site’s ongoing third-party costs, including hosting, are not met using public funds.


I welcome comments and suggestions about the website. Anyone wishing to do this should contact me using the email addresses or other routes advertised on the site.