I would never in a million years trust a Tory to defend any of our basic liberties, but I don't think Iain Dale is a racist.
Nor would I, to be honest, trust a member of the Labour Party to respect individuality and the right to freedom of expression but I don't think Derek Draper is the spawn of the devil.
The pair of them have been fighting all week about Iain's defence of Carol Thatcher's unfortunate turn of phrase.
Now, I wouldn't have used that terminology, nor do I like it. Others may take a different view. It would be good to debate these issues in a civilised fashion.
Instead we have an unsavoury and unseemly collection of hissy fits beteween Dale and Draper which seems to be polluting the entire internet. It seems to me that Draper is doing his best to stoke the fire and Dale is only too willing to be wound up.
It's gone from blogs to the media to Twitter.
Please can it just stop.
The internet is big enough for both of you. It's not some jungle where one of you has to be the King. Some of us actually like reading both of you when you are not trying to score points off each other. Can you not just draw a line under all of this and move on.