It is a moot point
whether Tom-all-Alone's be uglier by day or by night, but on the argument that the more that is seen of it the more shocking it must be, and that no part of it left to the imagination is at all likely to be made so bad as the reality, day carries it.
Whether it will alter the weather is a moot point
. Raising the water level will not only lead to storage of carbon in the new peat but may well increase microbiological methane evolution.
To argue that the people concerned gave permission is a moot point
when consideration has not been given to an analysis of the power differentials.