Talk:Andrew Percy

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Controversy section[edit]

OK, let's do the talk page stuff then. I removed the "controversy" section (after initially reinstating it after anonymous editor deleted it), because having read it more carefully it was poorly sourced circumstantial stuff mostly about Chris Grayling, who is not the subject of this article. It certainly doesn't warrant a third of Percy's biography devoting to it. I could have condensed it down to "Percy left Twitter after complaining about 'bullying' following one of his colleagues appearing to insinuate something about an unnamed Labour PC commissioner candidate", but it's really not worth it. So I'm removing it again, per the Wikipedia guideline that poorly sourced contentious stuff doesn't stay in BLPs unless there's very good reason for it Dtellett (talk) 14:00, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

I don't agree that it is poorly sourced, in fact it was heavily referenced, so could I ask for a better explanation of this claim please? I would be prepared to condense the information, however. TAG 19:45, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
The references do not support what's actually claimed: i.e that there is some "Police and Crime Commissioner Controversy" of notable significance to Percy's career. On the contrary, there is one local newspaper article about Chris Grayling's Commons allegations which references Percy in passing, and a bunch of articles that mentioned he quit Twitter that don't reference Police and Crime Commissioners at all. And obviously we get fussier about sourcing when it's alleging a scandal in a BLP, and one article in a local tabloid does not a "controversy" of lasting significance make. Dtellett (talk) 20:24, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
I've removed this section, and just left the sentence about him quitting Twitter. The 'controversy' is really about Grayling, not Percy: his question was pretty innocuous and didn't allege anything. Meanwhile, quoting Grayling's reply here raises BLP issues, as it's borderline libellous about the Labour candidate. Robofish (talk) 22:18, 25 July 2017 (UTC)