Point taken Niblette, but .................... there's always one of those :-). To my mind the problem isn't the debae itself or the topics discussed, more that certain people will do their utmost to prevent any sort of debate. What is good is that the moderators have taken a robust stand on this. While it could be argued they've not got it quite right the message is clear. The will remove people from the forums if they do not behave in a manner that conforms to the rules they set. I hope this will continue and will enable discussion about the widest possible range of topics without the bullying that has blighted the forums for too long.
Fingers crossed for the future.
Here's an attempt to come up with something in line with where this started - passionately held, honest opinions expressed with a sense of fairness commandeered by people who want to show their dislike of somebody.