Today I noticed a rather long thread on one of my favourite local facebook groups about whether or not it is appropriate for community discussion groups/ forums to air their political gripes. Well at The Village we feel it is important that everyone can have a space to share their views and discuss local issues which are by their very nature political. We do not ascribe to one political party and we are not a campaign group or activists. If our page attracts a number of people from one party in particular we will endeavour to provide some balance to discussion to make it interesting as well as fair. However I think it is also important to point out that we will ascribe to "Poppers Parradox" namely that we are intolerant of intolerance and will draw a line at abusive and unkind behaviour at our events, online and in store.