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UBUNTU I am because of who we all are.
Supporting the 2012 Olympic Legacy—I WILL be positive and endeavour to maintain the Olympians' love of life and its challenges
MALALA—a statement of the failure of religion:
religion that fails to pro-actively promote the absolute equality of male and female is fundamentally immoral and unfit for decent society.
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-28)
Diversity within unity and change over time is the reality of Creation. Peter Such, poet and writer (1943–)
Neither praise nor shoot the messenger: the message is all.


Peter Such

Peter Such

A view of Great Berkhamsted from Cooper's fields

Peter Such lives in Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England.
Formerly working in printing and publishing Peter Such is currently an occasional writer on diverse issues, as the mood takes him.
He has regularly put his views to the test of public opinion, which is how he twice ended up as mayor of his home town.
 He also stood for The Referendum Party in the UK General Election of 1997.

www.petersuch.org www.petersuch.com
Also on Twitter as Peewit2 (he doesn't take it seriously) and on Facebook as himself (Peter.Such5)

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NOVEMBER 2019
EU Discussion in everyday dialogue, SEE MOVING ON for history

GENERAL AND COMMENTARY INDEX
THE EU QUESTION
and MOVING ON

NEVER FORGET
It was Labour and the Lib/Dems that denied us the political vote that turned commercial agreements on trade into political authoritarian diktat. As  Churchill said "Trust the British people". Labour refused to do so and the Tories took too long to get round to doing so. Neither presented a state of competent argument.
We would have had a perfectly harmonious relationship with the EU had France not panicked over the greater empire and commonwealth that we created, for which reason the EU denied us earlier entry and ensured the rationality and logic we would have brought was excluded from the EU's basic structure, leading them away from proper objectives.

Vagaries will arise from time to time due to a variety of program upgrades that are taking some time to interact. So one ploughs on, irritated with being side-tracked by technicalities.

LEAD IN

FrIday 1st November 2019

WORLD ANNOUNCEMENT

ON THURSDAY 31st October 2019 at 23:00 hrs Peter Such declared he had left the EU, where the rest of the country was he hadn't a clue, save that the majority of those in the country who had been asked agreed with BREXIT. He had in fact voted to remain, thinking that the electorate had been so successfully bamboozled that it was too late to change course. Others disagreed and the majority who had been asked at the time voted "BREXIT". Believing in simplicity and the decisiveness of sound management, Peter Such left as scheduled, which date was itself already late by nearly a year.
           Politicians, by their very nature, do not understand the art of management, if they did, the moment we had been expected to give up our sovereignty was the moment we should have been asked if we wished to do so. Typical of UK national life it only occurred to our politicians to ask us, forty years late, they were so preoccupied with wilfully disagreeing with the EU's opinion that our constitution did not fit in with the EU's dreams and dreams they are indeed. The British are accustomed to reality: the EU is not. Three times the EU told the UK we were not suitable to join, yet UK politicians pig-headedly persisted we should join, only after more than forty years suddenly realising they should have asked us first! As far as I am concerned I am not aware of our joining, save that various peculiarities have arisen, believed to be due to EU thrusting its arrogance upon us. All should now be back to normal save our own peculiar asininities. Brexit is a unique question requiring singularity of mind, so the British call a General Election where everything is lost in diversity of contradictory arguments.
             Were we dealing with separate issues I would go for Tories on Brexit [I was an MP candidate for UKIP] but think these parties are and now confuse the issue; for pure General Election I would have Labour [I twice voted for Wilson who created the Open University] but Labour are and have created a mess but the Tories have been too unsympathetic of those really in need; the LibDems I have never trusted wanting anyone foreign since it was obvious they can't gain here with our own people. Also, I have always supported women but for Jo Swinson to declare "Remain" I dispair. Not a clue in her head but then the LibDems never had clue, hence her arrival. At this point I go to sleep until polling day (assuming they keep David Gauke who I think is a prospective PM but against whom the local party took umbrage). Why I do not join political parties, too many damned idiots in all of them.

Beginning to get down to reality!

 

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Always remember that the backbone to the Labour party is trade unions, currently causing complete havoc to South West travellers until after Christmas. Trade unions preoccupations are always why something can't happen!

Remember, the purpose of advertising is to sell what isn't selling!

Morning world, just chatting. Bright sunshine, heaviest frost on car roofs so far this winter. Feeling extraordinarily normal for the first time for some time. Happily burrowing into a mountain of accumulated "not done" stuff and feeling reasonably able to plough on!

I just want to put a shout out to whoever handed my purse in to the police last night at the Victorian evening in Tring... with everything still in it. After being so upset, as I am a single mum on my own with my children (and a friends child that night). Pure panic not knowing what to do. On the off chance after hitting the shops I asked a lovely policeman.
Can’t tell you how much it meant to me and for me to be able to tell my children there are wonderful people still left in the world

Interesting. In my case the Independent is the former Conservative MP whom I had previously regarded as a potential PM, others as Chancellor. The constituency party turned against him but too few in number to have any effect [why I don't like political parties, too many damned fools belong to them] and then Boris fired him for having a different view to him. He is a controlled Brexiteer. I'm a Remainer feeling the intention to bamboozle us into the EU was too far gone [they should have held the referendum forty years previously] but happy with the majority decision, so am a Brexiteer. Your remain link recommends voting for him yet makes no prognosis of his likelihood to win and concludes the Tories will win anyway, bringing me back to not voting. I would go Labour for social reasons but we must get Brexit done and that requires decisive management.

Thursday 28th November 2019
In reply to a Fb post. “That reminds me of a scene from Auschwitz .Why such a bleak mood? Look at your little Rowntree's face [her dog] and he will cheer you up. My contribution.
Very wise words. Lows are contrasts to highs without both the world would be a very boring place and very flat. This scene is flat, as is Dungeness but so much to it! Emptiness is not always desolation, it is openness where thoughts may fly free and acquire detailed information: the subtle sound of small waves lapping the shore; the awareness of the smaller winds around one's ears and the sharpness of their lower temperature against one's cheek. Time to stand still in the stillness around you and open up your awareness. The ups and downs of life is life alive and being, in which you are still involved, a part of the whole; it is the slow movement of a symphony without which you cannot appreciate the whole work. That is the whole of a full life: slow movements with excited crescendos; each only part of the whole. Take each movement in its own time and feel harmony with the collective whole.
In reply to another post consisting of a clock showing all hours as “tired”. Interesting, do you actually mean “tired” at the time of writing (not too late into the morning) and tired all the time? Or does your mood go through all the descriptions possible: tiredness, fatigued, weary, lacking energy; dull of mind but bodily alert; bodily exhausted but mind alert? I fully understand you.

 Wednesday 27th November 2019
In reply to a Facebook post on expecting his daughter to follow Greta Thunberg.
1st, this is only where we were 150 years ago, (fifty years ago if you take world war deprivation into account, much of which I recall in my own childhood: cold showers, needing an extra pullover, the only heat in the house coming from one fire in the living room and that was for heating the boiler between living room and kitchen! Why on earth are you withholding your ID? Can't you face your own reality with the fortitude you are expecting (and by implication is giving) from your daughter?

Sunday 24th November 2019
Due entirely to open borders. For centuries we have been wandering around our country as we please then some political fools, without asking us until forty years too late if we objected to a need to suddenly being alert to the need of providing ID formality. It's simply not our style. Make our borders secure IMMEDIATELY!

The issue is multifarious. In those countries where it is required her employer insists on conforming. In our country we rely on people having the basic good manners to comply with our expectations, regrettably many immigrants fail to show that basic courtesy. In their culture they still submit to the domination and ownership of men. Our open society dislikes cover-ups, dating back to the highwaymen who were masked before and when committing their crimes.

Where was I? As exhausted as I had every intention not to be. Not certain what I've done but I'm happy with my day. The vagaries of ill health, especially when not really defined, do not help. I resist pain killers until the last as seeing so much on the news of people dying painfully in hospital because they are at the end of the effectiveness of their medicines, so I submit perhaps too late? I took some before bed and perhaps that's why I have woken so fresh this morning? Active, clear of head, with it and without any pain at all! So I intended resting through the morning to be fit for hustings tonight with mind alert but of course, able to do something... I do something. Now exhausted, so resting, so I can pay attention and make notes. Cheers.

Idiot! To get anything done you first do and the first thing is Brexit. Labour and Lib/Dem made sure that did not happen! Corbyn now says "we'll follow the electorate" which is precisely what he did NOT do! I am a "Remainer" but accept the majority view so Brexit. THEN deal with other problems for which I would vote Labour but for the trades unions whose only contribution to business is "why something can't happen" look at the railways, a cavalier disregard to business/family/children commitments.

"SICK" I think we have to be careful with our language. The beauty of the English language is its diverse flexibility in multi-contexts. Is the word used by an authoritative opinion on mental ill health? Does it seriously mean "sick" in comparison with a patient waiting 6 hrs in a hospital corridor to be seen. This is a quote from a newspaper, so language is a professionally managed tool of their trade, is the paper using it competently? In response to a report on a teenage boy who wilfully caused appalling pain to a wild bird.

Tuesday 19th November 2019
Presentation at CBI was excellent by both speakers and I was particularly impressed by Corbyn’s delivery. This was a highly professional presentation. Tonight’s presentation did not start well. Johnson made the classic mistake of over-running his time allocation at the very beginning. FAILURE! Johnson continued to abuse the process and continually had to be brought to heel. Corbyn followed suit to hold his own but intended to still ignore the will of the British people as already expressed amd try again to get majority to remain.
            The trouble with being on ITV is that damned adverts interrupt without any sense of proprietary awareness. Johnson is absolutely appalling he’s supposed to have been public school educated yet has no respect for the basic rules of debating societies. He also failed to pre-think his answering strategy so he could get his points in ahead of his spluttering.

18th November 2019
Facebook poster looking for entertainment “12th December General Election, nationwide!”

Doesn't say much for his radio host [710 KNUS, which is owned by the conservative-leaning Salem Media Group], did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. This incident raises the question on the competence of American business generally. On post by [https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/radio-
host-says-he-was-fired-over-trump_us_5dd1586ee4b0d2e79f8e7211?ri18n=true].

Well, nibbled some hors d'oeuvres, opened a new bubbly and switched out from being involuntarily switched out. I'll worry about coping with life's realities tomorrow morning!

Prince Andrew’s interview, at a time when we are contemplating a complete review of our political situation, opens the position of the royal family in that context.

Good evening (would have been after-noon were it summer). An extraordinary day, totally lost in the enervated state of my health, a meaningless somnambulance which seemed to highlight the general dissolution all around us. I receive a card from my former MP, whom I had perceived as a possible PM or Chancellor, now going independent. He seems to ignore the fact he needs 325 other members to get anything he wants through. He also wants to remain so why not join the LibDems or Labour? Does he actually want to get in? I believe there is an arrangement for past MPs failing to get a seat in a new parliament, being entitled to a five-figure “divorce” pay off if failing to get in again, so why vote for him, is that the real reason he is standing?
            I originally voted to remain but decisions made by the majority meant Brexit and I was happy to fall in with the majority, why aren’t we moving? Another failure in management.
A charity delivers a polythene bag inside another polythene bag. What happened to social accountability for the environment?
            Berkhamsted Citizens are holding a hustings, just as well, apart from Gauke never heard of any of them. Ali Aklakul, Labour; Gagan Monhindra, Conservative; Sally Symington, Lib/Dem; Tom Pashby, Green. I’ll try and attend but am almost certain not to vote! Only the second time I’ve done that in my life. The first time I was very young and in America and couldn’t be bothered with the fuss and palaver of postal voting. On this occasion, possibly Green but haven’t a clue about who is standing for them.
A day, completely failing in any sense of achievement. I think I feel too tired to manage a meal and not hungry enough to force the effort. Good night!

Interesting, I had assessed him as a potential PM and was furious at the party idiots who tried and fortunately failed to get rid of him, then Boris went bananas as he can't cope with contrary opinions to his own ego. It's why I am not a party member, too many damned idiots join.

Sunday 17th November 2019
“All things tremble before violence. All fear death and love life. See yourself in others. Then who can you hurt you? What harm can you do?” Buddha.
A reply. An interesting thought as cows are sacred to them, however, something that always bothers me is this: everything has life, including plants and trees. Vegans say it is wrong to kill animals for meat, yet they kill thousands of plants and take their lives instead? How does one equate that?? On an ecological basis how do they equate the removal of so many plants that absorb the deadly CO2 they fear so much?
            My response. One could go back to Genesis. I would prefer to keep things simple: all things are spirit in transition, hence their adopted current existence at this state of time and location. Perhaps things improve from location to location in their respective times. They gain from the accumulation of successive experiences.

Britain — renowned for its pragmatism, its common sense, its political stability and its unabashed devotion to small business (“a nation of shopkeepers”) — has become nearly unrecognizable to its European allies.
So wrote The New York Times two years ago. Now it seems Britain no longer knows itself, such is the confusion created by the appalling persistence of paying the EU homage.

Am I too much an isolationist? A reasonably productive day, many papers requiring shredding for confidentiality reasons but first another cup of tea. Before doing so I draw the curtains, as I am becoming an exhibit for anyone in the street who cares to look up. I like to hold the last linger of the night before shutting myself away. Away from what?
Not life. Life across a range of moods, locations and times envelopes me. I have been reading through my parent's appointments diaries. They were not diarists in the meaningful sense, as I have tried to be, erratically and must sort into a meaningful form should anyone think them worth perusing. I wish to leave something behind.
Leaving something behind, is that necessary? Clarifying factually various points of family history are a help to anyone wishing to look back and I have been irritated where such history has been 'spasmodic', as is my own accumulated history. I am an erratic diarist and do we not take our own histories with us through our various ages...?


12th November 2019
Now, there's a question! In conversations with friends I have been re-acquainted with those in previous lives, purportedly the reason some of us have dwelled closely, we were friends in previous existences. Many memories conjoin with a sense of uniformity. Interesting.
Realism creeping in. Don't muck up Tories' chances with Labour seats. LibDems and Labour are both out for party security and "sod the country" that's why they blocked Brexit. Handle Brexit and then go for General Election. Consequently I'm disfranchised. I've heard no announcement as to who is standing in my constituency since the local party had the stupidity to censure Gauke (whom I had rated as a possible PM) but fortunately did not achieve their aims, then Johnson disowned him for showing his ability but I won't go for him as an independent. The whole is the key not the specifics. Had Brexit been out of the way I might have voted Labour as too much too fast correction of our finances has done much damage to our social needs and responsibilities.

What The Guardian’s report https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/nov/12/academics-facing-furious-backlash-advising-students- gives us is the state of appalling ignorance there is across the general population and this is disconcerting to say the least.

So, where am I? I haven't a clue but remain hopeful. Stuff must be offloaded but I will not throw out without checking what I am throwing and I find a range of health articles which I need to re-read as I need to review my medical state overall–I keep being side-stepped into different possible scenarios and forget where I actually am.
What I have discovered is something I needed for a project underway, which is what started the search and with it other "lost" stuff now currently wanted! So I go on, getting somewhere I sense but damned if I know where and glad I do not throw out irresponsibly! Also discovered five books I was in the middle of reading and got side-tracked, then mislaid! Diversity is my all.

Saturday 9th November 2019
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A poster. I don’t agree with the philosophy that humankind is separate from nature. Perhaps we’d fare better as a species if we embraced our role in the scheme of things with greater responsibility. My reply.
Superbly presented pictures. Let me confirm your earlier expressed comment, echoed by another, human kind is as natural and instinctive a part of nature as is the whole world and the universe itself. We are all one and the same "atomised" into separate bits as a mechanical necessity of this existence, itself one of many existences in time and place through time.
            That's a very interesting thought. That seems in contrast to the 'tower of Babel' story in which God destroys the edifice because of the arrogance of those who built it, if I remember correctly.
            The Bible is a complex volume, as one would expect of a compilation of many sources, (high and low educational standards) experiences and changing languages during a passage of time through changing dominance of cultures.

Feeling tearful. Initially irritated at the floury of adverts that burden us pre and through Christmas. Then I thought of those parents in financial straits, who know how disappointed their children will be and how disappointed they, as parents are, in not being able to be the parents they want to be. Time to be those parents, not with monetary effusion but simply by showing the fullness of pure love which is what their children really want, although they themselves may not realise yet.

Continuing uproar over Rees-Mogg’s inadvertent phrasing over the Grenfell disaster misses the fundamental point, that it was the advice the fire brigade gave that was wrong, or that they failed to act in the manner their advice indicated they would/should have activated. That is what requires answering.

Friday 8th November 2019
Not so bad a day after all, perhaps. Pushed myself more than I expected in the morning, causing me to collapse for most of the after-noon but not unfruitfully. For parking reasons I chose to walk to surgery for flu jab and found three parking spaces! Apparently I had just missed the queue I had expected and was taken in immediately, so a good start.
It was interesting walking, one side of the road had lost its pavement due to cars being parked all along it, mostly on the path so I could not get past, as I was pulling my shopping trolley and had to walk in the road but it was intended as a domestic road, increasingly over-committed. I was using the opportunity as a test on my stamina. Its a difficult road, steeper for walking than I had remembered and insufficient parking, so 'give and take' was pushing the limits. Drivers don't see such pedestrian problems.
Had a good shop and a reminder that nearer Christmas car parking is going to be a problem. Ther

e have already been many posts from people driving into town and being unable to park at all (a new multi-storey car park is being built on the space that was a car park)!  
Walking home was a serious effort but two people very kindly proffered me help with my trolley up hills, which I courteously declined. It was a question of deliberately pushing myself, how declining was I? Also three or four people exchanged courtesies in passing and at least two dog owners appreciated my saying "hello" to their dogs as well as to them.
Delighted to find an email, thanking me for my card and copying a poem each from the granddaughters of their grandmother's imminent funeral. Very good, beautifully laid out so posted back there should be print offs for attendees, may be why they were so nicely laid out, they already had that in mind.
Prompted me to pull out a copy of my first book of poems and reading through them for the first time for some while made me realise it wasn't so bad an effort after all. An achievement to celebrate my fiftieth year and starting solo after redundancy, the need for money preoccupying me since and completely forgetting I had published the book, whose poems I felt held up to the younger generation's efforts.
Collectively we are quite a talented family, so I suddenly felt it had not been so bad a day after all and I should offload the remaining stock. Those were the days when running a thousand was the best unit price whereas now one can run off half-a-dozen copies without a problem. It was worth doing, tied in with my professional bookwork, gaining extensive experience and confidence going solo following redundancy. I was able to greet the world and look it straight in the eye.

Thursday 7th November 2019
In my opening up to enjoying retirement, is my relaxed state too easily acquired, leading me into a deep somnambulance where nothing actually gets done? Classic fm perhaps does not help but sitting here in my variable easy chair, looking between the plants on the windowsill to my distant horizon, the white cumulus clouds gathering in quantity, now an armada of ships rather than an escort squadron, darkening in their greys and becoming more forbidding, I realise I have done nothing since lunch but sit and be happy and time so precious!

There is much mix up with 'Social living', 'charity', 'grabbing as much as I can'. Some of this country's greatest charities derive from very rich people exercising their personal social conscience!

Getting nowhere fast! The previous two days I regard as reasonably productive. Today started with a likewise attitude... Case 1 I thought I would share around the family: cassette tapes of music, were actually cassette tapes from my late American friend cross-referring to my tapes to him and needed notes for autobiographical work in hand! Case 2 hard copy print out of what I hope remains in digital form: re-read, consider completing and preparing for publishing, which can be judged independently after I've gone--2 books! Case 3 my copy notes to my American friend! 3 cases simply re-stacked! Getting nowhere fast!

That is her fundamental mistake: setting herself in wilful defiance of the stated majority of the electorate for which she expects to be elected! Beyond that expression of wilful personal arrogance the answer is "yes" she would do better than either but unfortunately her party is only interested in pleasing the EU, not in pleasing the British people from whom she knows she will never gain that majority because of the Lib/Dems past history. In response to a post that a Liberal Democrat government will stop Brexit. Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has launched her party's campaign, promising a £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ and she says she is ‘absolutely certain’ that she could do a better job than either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn as PM.

Practicality of need, geared to self-preservation is an obvious first necessity, thereafter I would not so easily be dismissive of higher sensitivities. We are the "highest" of the animals but aspire beyond our ba. sic biochemistry, why then should they not aspire likewise, aping our leadership? On a post regarding pet animal love for humans.

Tuesday 5th November 2019
In answer to the report his conclusion is correct. In answer to the inhabitants' knowledge at the time he is incorrect I think that is where the uproar has emanated. Complaints against Rees-Mogg’s criticisms residents should have over-ridden fire instructions to stay put.

Sense at last but not sufficient. Considering the number of idiots who can't drive cars but still do despite a reasonable test demand being responsible for a drone is even more dangerous, we need test certification but perhaps online testing is sufficient?

Typical all over the place without a clue or sense of accountability. In response to Corbyn 2 years ago “We demand the return of Shamima Begum to the UK at once, she was only a 16 year old immature child when she took the decision to join `ISIS’ she cannot be held accountable for her actions at so young an age.” Corbyn last week, “we demand that 16 years olds be given the vote in the UK, they are responsible and free thinking young adults.”

Monday 4th November 2019
Morning world. One P Such Esq reporting in. Bright sunshine morning, a full day planned, fingers crossed, ploughing on! best wishesto all. Facebook beginning to drive me up the wall it insist in putting best wishesto all in red and large type, hence the missing space. Fb must learn to render service and not presume to dictate!

Sound sense but good and evil are complex entities and we know so little of creation and cannot see the detail in the context of the whole. My reply to David Attenborough’s comment “I think of a little child in East Africa with a worm burrowing into his eyeball. The worm cannot live without burrowing into eyeballs. I find that difficult to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent God.

Very worrying. We are losing a certain innocence of which I was aware as a into his eyeball.child but realism is essential clearly an effect of too few police on the streets. In response to concern of MPs walking alone after dark.be given the vote

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Brave! Any idiot can be brave when he hasn't a clue what he is doing!

I know politics is a laugh a minute but they do have a serious side, sometimes and that's the time you don't gamble!

 Friday 1st November 2019
At 23:00 hrs 31st October Peter Such left the EU. As regards parliament, that hasn’t a clue and neither does the EU. All is well.

PREVIOUS MONTHS 
It was Labour's socialism that determined acceptance of the EU's diktats without argument because it took away their accountability for what they knew the country would not accept. All that is happening now is the rational debate Labour were not capable of holding.

PARLIAMENTARY WORK AHEAD

Boundary clarification. How many seats and what preferred size of constituency population?

Proportional representation. Which system?

House of Lords? Should it be elected or appointed and upon what classification? Originally based on the realities of the day: Spiritual; Legal; Defence; land ownership; hereditary entitlement.

Today? Spiritual but across the faiths (define), including pure secularism/humanitarianism (all    appointed/elected by their respective churches); Legal, as is; Political (variable by proven worth, such as past ministers or retired professional senior civil servants and limited party nominations); representatives of Capital, Financial Services, Labour (all either retired or active, appointed or elected by their respective accredited bodies); Education (ditto precedents stated); Health (ditto); Other?

The whole re-viewable by a statutory committee reporting with recommendations to parliament on a ten yearly basis to cover relevance of classifications in the then current world. Modus operandi as at present.

 
 
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