"Thank you, Nich.
One small point of clarification, if I may.
And to think Paul was one of those critical of me for attacking Ming's record as leader
Not true. I strongly critiqued the things you said, but I was not critical of you "for attacking Ming". Indeed, in my response to your July posting, I went out of my way to say that I respected your right to speak out, while strongly disagreeing with the things you had said. My specific words were:
Nich, the last thing I would expect and want you to be is quiet. The very thought of a silent Norfolk Blogger is inconceivable
Those who know me are getting rather bored of me repeating the famous quote attributed to Voltaire, which is the maxim which always guides me:
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.With very best wishes to you,