“Demon” on Liberal Conspiracy commenting on ‘Why we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss faith organisations:

“I think you are some deranged idiot with a connection to the internet…The author should be put in prison or a straightjacket or both”

Andrew Lansley – Blogger and one part of the musical trio ‘Thrill Collins’, commenting on An averagely dressed male reflects on his [lack of] fashion sense

“easily one of the best political blogs you will read from one of the most considered and informed writers I have ever had the privilege to read”

Richard Howitt – Labour MEP for South East England, commenting on, ‘I will always wear a cycling helmet but should government force people to?‘:

“A serious contribution to the debate” 

Cameron Conaway – Social Justice Editor at the Good Men Project commenting on, ‘Good men need to speak out and say good men also rape‘:

Wow. A tough, poignant piece”

David Wearing – Journalist and co-editor of the New Left Project commenting on ‘On Happiness and being with the one you love‘:

“Lovely post”

Kate Kackson – Editor, international edition of ‘ehospice’ commenting on ‘Peace and palliative care in the DRC‘.

“What an amazing article! It is critical that we as journalists publicize the challenging situations faced by people living in conflict. Steve does this whilst also showing the ways in which people overcome these challenges to ensure that their fellow citizens have access to adequate health care.” 

M.J. Rosenberg – Special Correspondent for The Washington Spectator commenting on ‘Anti-Semitism in pro-Palestinian networks‘:

Really good piece on anti-Semitism among some pro-Palestinian internationals. True and worth reading

Patrick Butler  – Head of Society,Health and Education at The Guardian commenting on ‘An unemployed mother of 11 – the true cost to soceity‘:

“[A] more sane perspective [on benefits]”

Musa Okwonga – Poet and journalist commenting on ‘The Whispered words of Musa Okwonga‘:

“just beautiful…

Tattooed Football:

Our favourite writer, a literary genius…consistently brilliant”

Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian commenting on ‘Thatcher dies and the left responds:

“Following in the footsteps of Santa Claus”

Don Foster MP:

“Steve has an unwavering commitment to human rights and social justice. What sets him apart however is the pragmatic approach he adopts to work towards these ends”

Derek Wall (former Principal Speaker of The Green Party) commenting on ‘UKIP’s glass ceiling:

“An interesting read”

Mark Townsend (Home Affairs Editor at The Guardian) commented on ‘The Freedom to insult those in morning‘:

“Excellent Piece”

Will Robbins via Twitter:

“that is the biggest load of shit I’ve ever read”

Angelique Mulholland:

“It has been a pleasure watching Steve Hynd evolve as a writer. Steve’s articles always begin and end with an issue he has genuine concern for, and whether it is intentional or not, his passion for justice permeates throughout his writing. He does not give in to being a ranting lefite though. He writes with balance and clarity, and often wit. His time in Palestine has developed his writing further, as his empathy with the subject matter is intensified as he is writing about issues, or should I say people, who have experienced injustice right in front of his eyes. Needless to say, I’m a big fan!”

Eugene Grant on Dead Letter Drop:

“Cynics might…try to taint him with a typical ‘do-gooder’ brush. But…[he has] a distinct lack of sanctimony or self-righteousness. If anything, Hynd is not so much ‘an activist’ as a natural journalist, fired by an incessant need to unearth and report people’s stories and embed them into the public’s consciousness”

Sarah AB on Harry’s Place Blog:

it seems fair to acknowledge a more thoughtful (and well written) example of the genre, Steve Hynd’s blog.  So many Palestinian activists seem either to be racist or indifferent to racism, certainly indifferent to Israelis, whom they seem intent on dehumanising with their hyperbole and hate.  Hynd seems to be making an effort to avoid that kind of rhetoric

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun:

“the fucking man…follow his blog, a fellow home town gent doing it right!”

My Dad, aka Fred:

“The problem is, I am just not that interested in anything you write about”


4 responses to “Reaction

  1. Sorry to see you have gotten an endorsement from the virulently racist blog Harry’s Place, Steve. It had all been going so well.


  2. Hello Steve – just wondering what your connection is with Uganda? We lived there 2001-4. best Shan


  3. I’m grateful that you wrote that piece about pensioners and illegal immigrants. I’m writing to tell you I used it on Facebook to prevent someone making a fool of himself. He’s trying to encourage people to write to Cameron and end the iniquity of pensioners being robbed of their rights whilst refugees and illegal immigrants live it up in austerity Britain.
    many thanks and kindest regards


  4. richard dean

    heh steve….i think your palestine blogs really take me back to the conflicts i discovered working on a palestinian cam many years ago, in jordan. the israeli-palestinian conflict is one which is hard , from the outside, to get your head around…being there puts it all into focus…and it’s usually quite easy to over step the mark and make a comment that might lead to trouble..i wonder if you’d pressed your israeli contacts on the process of israeli conquest of the palestinian lands, whether your welcome would have been so generous?
    i found the (at least) 2 sides hell bent on stereotyping the other side…in order to simplify the process of killing…and i found it difficult to give an opinion from a pampered western point of view…the notion of pacifism i was peddling went down a real treat! the only ration for this opinion from my ppalestinian friends was that i must be an israeli spy!!….tricky one to talk oneself out of !


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