I think I may have worked out what newspaper comment pages are for. Nobody reads any comments but their own (and certainly not the long ones) and the writers never read the comments, so comments pages must be there for a reason. Well, if you flick through the reader postings to this article, I think it becomes extremely clear what that reason is - Therapy! :-)
BTW, if you read down far enough you'll catch my own therapeutic post, too.
UPDATE: The Torygraph seems filled these days with pro-Gordon Brown nonsense. What are they after? Here's another one: Gordon Brown doesn't deserve this. (And I would like to thank LordDraco for his kind words on my own 8:08am comment.)