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Moderation policy

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We moderate all the comments on this site before they are published.

Any comments made are the author’s opinion alone and do not represent the views of HM Government. Comments will not be edited. However, any posts that stray off topic, may cause offence, or are about a named individual, will be removed.

We will always try to moderate comments within 24 hours of their being submitted during the working week. However, we cannot guarantee this.

If your submission to the site does not appear on the site, or is removed, it means that the blog team feel that the contribution does not comply with the participation guidelines listed below.

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Participation guidelines

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