Accepted this is an open forum, and every one is entitled to an opinion. I personally have no problem with the occasional constructive political quip in a post. BUT I don't think this is the correct forum if you wish to make a party political statement. I cannot remember the exact content on HPM's post, but I thought at the time, Hampy's comment on the matter was quite justified.
My two pennyworth on the subject, for what it's worth.