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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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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 they 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 take awhile to interact.

When the internet tells you to switch off your ad blocker Ignore it, it effectively states the text is not worth reading.

Wednesday 27th March 2019
A Tory post on local governmen: "We're standing up for residents to have lower council taxes ahead of local elections on May 2nd Local Conservatives set lower council tax than Labour. While delivering better quality council services."
           My reply: "You're supposed to be running the place already, are you now saying you're not doing a very good job and it can be done better by someone else?"

Facebook post on a disucssion on the value of the Normans at 1066. "As a Camroux I am all for the French coming over with their wisdom, but I don't think William was the best of the bunch. To which I  responded. "You raise an interesting point, I too am French on the female side, which raises an interesting question on which I had not previously thought regarding Europeanism and the EU. Of course they are two different entities.
           Evidence suggests that what the Normans brought did not favour the people of England so well as what they had before. That is not to say what people had before was wonderful. And what we have now is not perfect, and neither will the next thing be."
            To someone else's comment I replied. "I read you after answering Camroux. You raise an interesting juxtaposition with the present day where the EU has been thrust upon us by our own people. Only now do they ask the question, which should have been asked over thirty years ago and to which they got a "No"! Clearly we had learned a hard and well embedded lesson since 1066! How do you apply your reasoning above to the present day?"

The arrogant presumption of a chap called Tusk. "EU cannot betray 'increasing majority' who want UK to remain, says Tusk EC president hails those who marched against Brexit and revoke article 50 petitioners." 
            The sheer pig-headed arrogance of this upstart little man who thinks so much of himself. This is a UK matter of absolutely no concern of the EU in principle. The EU has wilfully over-run us for thirty or so years knowing we, the people were never asked if we accepted the EU. A sound reason why we are going.

Don’t move the goal posts after the match: no second referendum. I don't think this sort of thing helps. One of the many failings of the EU is its wilful dogma in direct defiance of the flexibility needed in a vibrant society. For the record, I am a Brexiteer who voted Remain in the hope sense would prevail, the EU is determined that it won't, so if there is a next time, I shall vote Out. Flexibility, Adaptability, Malleable, the key aspects of society which the EU is so wilfully determined to crush.

Ranking Roger dies at 56! I'm nearly 76, what have I done in my time particularly through those additional years? Worrying at potential resource squandered?

Tuesday 26th March 2019
Good after-noon world. For me it is the first real day of actual spring. I walked along the canal bank, enjoying the fulsomeness of hedgerow. The sun, still being at a very low angle for mid-after-noon blazed into my eyes but the thickening hedgerow showed its potency at certain times. My first“classic”walk this year, a new year of summer walks had started, even if only shopping. Restoring the canal path to become an alternative thoroughfare to the main road was one of our objectives when I and a few friends stood for the local council to gee things up a bit in the town, gaining a landslide majority in an anciently solid Tory town.
            I am sure most readers had heard of the pilot who flew a BA plane from London to Edinburgh thinking it was Dusseldorf. My train to town this morning had a similar outcome. I boarded at Berkhamsted and as we approached Hemel Hempstead the indicator said we were approaching Berkhamsted and our destination was Milton Keynes, the end of the line in the opposite direction to which we were going! Midland services wanting to keep up with modern public transport, obviously!

 

Monday 25th March 2019
From Facebook: "I have been carefully silent about Brexit since 2016, but I really believe now, as then, that nothing is to be contributed to what is already said.
          "There is a historical precedent for all this that never gets talked about - in 1961 Jamacia voted by a margin of 4% to leave the West Indies Federation because people felt they could get a better deal by going it alone. Jamaica's leader, who had led the 'remain' campaign, was asked by his daughter 'did we lose?' He replied, 'we have all lost.' Nobody got what they wanted, the whole federation collapsed and Jamacia was left an angrier, less united place.
          "Even if the wildest predictions of one side or the other come true, nobody wins now unless the deeper divisions in this country are somewhat healed. I am ashamed at how few genuine conversations with Brexiteers I have had about what made them want to vote Leave. I also admit I have felt very angry about the whole thing at times. But, since the actual outcome now is anyone's guess, I feel I can't do anything more useful than be ready to listen.
          "This may sound like sitting on the fence, but I can't think where else to sit. That's it from me on Brexit now."
           I reply. Have you considered that your silence contributed? Caution does not deny involvement. We are all individually involved and have a duty to know what is going on around us but also to know to what extent we can and should be proactively involved. Our democracy goes back 800 years, the EU's barely half a century. We are all learning through life experience. Life and we are a permanent state of change through time, inflexibility is clearly the enemy of all.
           We, the Allies, made a mistake on the way we handled reconciliation with Germany following WWI, which is what caused WWII. From that WWII reconciliation google EEC and on. The crux is that balance of individual involvement minutely and individual involvement more broadly: referendum v. general election. Through 800 years of argument we [the UK] are still in a mess. We seem not to have noticed the extent to which we have allowed ourselves to be wilfully manipulated by hidden powers behind the scenes. We are not as democratic a society as we like to think ourselves and are just waking up to that fact.
           That is what is really behind all this: social class and ideology and a general waking up of all round consciousness.

 Sunday 24th March 2019
What an arrant load of utter twaddle. If/when May goes is irrelevant to the deal, it is the deal that is the problem and increasingly I think "No deal" is best.

MPs charged with corruption. There are some expense grubbers (like the Tory nincompoop who wanted the taxpayer to re-thatch his duck's house) but there is general concern regarding responsibility to vote: what one said at the election; what the constituency view turned out to be after the event; collective involvement. Corruption is going too far but certainly there has been wilful determination to thrust the EU upon us. I'm a Brexiteer who voted Remain because I would not believe they would persist in their wilful obduracy: clearly they do so intend so were we to vote again unquestionably out. I think the leave majority would increase.

On Remainers campaigning for another election. The point is they did not take advantage of trying to make the EU meaningful while they had the chance. I'm a Brexiteer but actually voted Remain because I would not believe they really would persist in continuing to be so unfit for purpose. Were we to vote again no question its Brexit. Managerially the country has gone down hill over the EU years. Windrush, northern rail time tables, ferry companies that don't have ferries, they can't even get the Brexit bus running on time.

 

Saturday 23rd March 2019
Hmmn, I wander just how many of these "Protesters" are actually ENGLISH not many me thinks. NO! You mean British! In that you have an argument. The Remain acknowledge they do not have an argument which is why they try to bring in EU foreigners. There was a woman on BBC's "Any Questions the other night most anxious to demonstrate she has an EU passport and an Irish one. It is the EU one that lets her into Northern Ireland (and the UK) not her Irish one!

On Brexit/stay march. “No, she's done the best she can with a cause lost by our previous politicians who, knowing the majority did not want it, persisted in pushing through and thirty years later asked, which is why it is now such a hassle, all of which they have known for thirty years and wilfully made it worse.”

Peter Such rubbish, we need a common defense policy and further integration.

Matthew Stewart Our sovereignty controlled by foreign opinion? It is not the EU per se it is the loss of sovereignty. France had a sovereign vote, with which it twice blocked our joining, that was later changed to majority voting, one of the EU's many structural failings (to which our people agreed, such was their folly).

Minor sorting as part of clearing out, only a dozen years old but the shock in realising, from old documents, how even basic income tax communications have changed, shows the speed of life.

Brexit Is Postponed, but Chaos Still Reigns. The European Union granted the U.K. a short extension to reach a deal on Brexit. It’s not what Theresa May asked for, but she was lucky to get it.
          Presumptuous arrogance we never agreed to join, we just leave. I suppose it is inevitable the British government wouldn't get the Brexit bus to arrive on time having proved so disastrous with the northern train time tables.

Those lacking the confidence to occasionally look foolish are wholly lacking in any stature worthy of responsibility.

 

Friday 22nd March 2019
In reply to a Guardian comment that the EU had taken over Brexit. Which is precisely why we are going out, they control too much without our first being asked if we wanted them to do so.

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Years of working with children taught me the biggest lessons in life. I discovered that you learn more when you ask honest questions, and you ask them without fear and without malice, just because you are interested and want to know. And children showed me, more than anyone else that love is equalising, and all that matters. I have heard children from all kinds of families role playing their home lives, sharing their worlds with one another. I heard them talk about gay parents and having two mums, as if it were the most natural and normal thing in the world. Because it is.
Us adults, we are all of us crammed full of fears and prejudices. Life has done this to us ( and this is also quite normal). We must be wise to this, and know that for children, so many of the things that seem strange or confusing to us, are straightforward and simple to them. Creating a safe space for children to learn and discover the world on their own terms is one of the most beautiful things we can give.
It is a simple message really, some people are straight, some people are gay, all people are equal - isn’t it?
Superbly expressed Lindsey. I have wanted to criticise the current furore and be supportive but do not have the experience, so happy to be supportive of your post and widen its circulation.


       

Thursday 21st March 2019
Now Kenneth Clarke blames the present chaos on the Tories offering us the 2016 referendum. How can a politician of his experience burble such arrant twaddle? Its because the Tories (as did Labour and the LibDems) refused to ask the question 30 years ago when they should we have done, our the present problems deriving from those failures.

What you are actually saying is that a lot of voters are irresponsible and do not check their facts before voting! When did you last see an ad for Rolls Royce? They don't advertise, merely make occasional announcements. It is only the less saleable items that require advertising, so it was obvious both arguments were suspect. Are you really saying British voters are collectively that stupid they can't see through the hype?

Petition for debate. One must still remember MPs are but 650 against the views of 30million +, the largest actual voters ever. Their position is complicated: constituency view, personal view, national view, views publicly expressed at election time; bearing all in mind one decision!

I am horrified that some people have started suffering from hayfever. I thought I suffered very badly, excused cricket (I went rowing) before which option was available I worked in the school press (my career was in printing and publishing). Suffered for 60 years, usually June to early September (but now growing out of it), then it depends on what pollens one is allergic to, I was allergic to nearly all of them! This month's Which? highlights generics around 4p per tablet and 39p per branded. Those who suffer know the parameters so I merely observe—buy your own Which? or use the local library. Also suggesting vitamin and supplement takers think twice!

[May speaking in Downing Street] Nice woodwork, pity the people in front of it are not up to that standard of craftsmanship.

Morning world, one P Such Esq reporting. In contradiction to the forecast, the sun Is blazing through the window pane, raising concerns of another hot summer (which will knock him flat again) just on a morning when he is feeling “with it”.


Again MPs show their total inability to understand business and management. Delivery is 29th March 2019. Delivery will be made. If the machine breaks down, reschedule the factory and place the job on another machine, or put it out to another firm with similar equipment. I’ve put work across several other factories, jobs on taxis or sent them in stages by personal messenger; deliveries will be made as promised: that is what is expected in factory management. Basic management is what is expected of MPs, yet they make a hash of Windrush; of getting nursing and policing numbers right; of getting northern rail time-tables right… I won’t go on and it’s no use saying ‘these are down to civil servants’, civil servants require direction, just as other employees, that is management.
           There is a great individual responsibility. Is it right for the country? What are my constituents saying? What is the meaning of democracy: national sovereignty must surely be the people's decision, so why did we not ask at the time—Maastricht or Lisbon? The problem is our fault for not ensuring the people knew exactly what was taking place at that time and not giving them their voice then and knowing as we did they opposed our decisions [the reason it has taken 30 years to ask].
          Marian Harkin (Ireland) has just made an impassioned argument on the BBC for a long delay which would involve us taking part in these elections and re-arguing on the grounds others have been here before and still stayed but the EU has been adamant that it will not structurally change and our previous politicians have accepted the loss of that independent sovereign control of requiring all participants to agree, which would have ensured future progression under our individual national control. Seems idealism still denying practical reality. I understand but cannot accept her view. I am a Brexiteer who voted Remain. The EU simply is not right in basic structure.
          Barry Gardiner has recently raised concerns that the whole problem is May’s attitude. I empathise but to what extent is that circumstance created by the EU? There is the conundrum, we don't know sufficient detail.

Monday 25th March 2019
I have been carefully silent about Brexit since 2016, but I really believe now, as then, that nothing is
There is a historical precedent for all this that never gets talked about - in 1961 Jamacia voted by a margin of 4% to leave the West Indies Federation because people felt they could get a better deal by going it alone. Jamaica's leader, who had led the 'remain' campaign, was asked by his daughter 'did we lose?' He replied, 'we have all lost.' Nobody got what they wanted, the whole federation collapsed and Jamacia was left an angier, less united place.
Even if the wildest predictions of one side or the other come true, nobody wins now unless the deeper divisions in this country are somewhat healed. I am ashamed at how few genuine conversations with Brexiteers I have had about what made them want to vote Leave. I also admit I have felt very angry about the whole thing at times. But, since the actual outcome now is anyone's guess, I feel I can't do anything more useful than be ready to listen.
This may sound like sitting on the fence, but I can't think where else to sit. That's it from me on Brexit now.
Michael Camroux Have you considered that your silence contributed? Caution does not deny involvement. We are all individually involved and have a duty to know what is going on around us but also to know to what extent we can and should be proactively involved. Our democracy goes back 800 years, the EU's barely half a century. We are all learning through life experience. Life and we are a permanent state of change through time, inflexibility is clearly the enemy of all.
We, the Allies, made a mistake on the way we handled reconciliation with Germany following WWI, which is what caused WWII. From that WWII reconciliation google EEC and on. The crux is that balance of individual involvement minutely and individual involvement more broadly: referendum v. general election. Through 800 years of argument we [the UK] are still in a mess. We seem not to have noticed the extent to which we have allowed ourselves to be wilfully manipulated by hidden powers behind the scenes. We are not as democratic a society as we like to think ourselves and are just waking up to that fact.
That is what is really behind all this: social class and ideology and a general waking up of all round consciousness.

 

Sunday 24th March 2019
What an arrant load of utter twaddle. If/when May goes is irrelevant to the deal, it is the deal that is the problem and increasingly I think "NO" deal is best.

MPs charged with corruption. There are some expense grubbers (like the Tory nincompoop who wanted the taxpayer to re-thatch his duck's house) but there is general concern regarding responsibility to vote: what one said at the election; what the constituency view turned out to be after the event; collective involvement. Corruption is going too far but certainly there has been wilful determination to thrust the EU upon us. I'm a Brexiteer who voted Remain because I would not believe they would persist in their wilful obduracy: clearly they do so intend so were we to vote again unquestionably out. I think the leave majority would increase.

 

On Remianers campaigning for another election. The point is they did not take advantage of trying to make the EU meaningful while they had the chance. I'm a Brexiteer but actually voted Remain because I would not believe they really would persist in continuing to be so unfit for purpose. Were we to vote again no question its Brexit. Managerially the country has gone down hill over the EU years. Windrush, northern rail time tables, ferry companies that don't have ferries, they can't even get the Brexit bus running on time.

Saturday 23rd March 2019
 Hmmn, I wander just how many of these "Protesters" are actually ENGLISH not many me thinks. 

On Brexit/stay march. “No, she's done the best she can with a cause lost by our previous politicians who, knowing the majority did not want it, persisted in pushing through and thirty years later asked, which is why it is now such a hassle, all of which they have known for thirty years and wilfully made it worse.”

Peter Such rubbish, we need a common defense policy and further integration.

NO! Darren Irvine you mean British! In that you have an argument. The Remain acknowledge they do not have an argument which is why they try to bring in EU foreigners. There was a woman on BBC's "Any Questions the other night most anxious to demonstrate she has an EU passport and an Irish one. It is the EU one that lets her into Northern Ireland (and the UK) not her Irish one!

Matthew Stewart Our sovereignty controlled by foreign opinion? It is not the EU per se it is the loss of sovereignty. France had a sovereign vote, with which it twice blocked our joining, that was later blocked to majority voting, one of the EU's many structural failings (to which our people agreed, such was their folly).

 

Minor sorting, only a dozen years old but the shock in realising, from old documents, how even basic income tax communications have changed.

Brexit Is Postponed, but Chaos Still Reigns. The European Union granted the U.K. a short extension to reach a deal on Brexit. It’s not what Theresa May asked for, but she was lucky to get it.
Presumptuous arrogance we never agreed to join, we just leave. I suppose it is inevitable the British government wouldn't get the Brexit bus to arrive on time having proved so disastrous with the northern train time tables.

Those lacking the confidence to occasionally look foolish are wholly lacking in any stature worthy of responsibility.

 

Friday 22nd March 2019
In reply to a Guardian comment that the EU had taken over Brexit. Which is precisely why we are going out, they control too much without our first being asked if we wanted them to do so.

 

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Years of working with children taught me the biggest lessons in life. I discovered that you learn more when you ask honest questions, and you ask them without fear and without malice, just because you are interested and want to know. And children showed me, more than anyone else that love is equalising, and all that matters. I have heard children from all kinds of families role playing their home lives, sharing their worlds with one another. I heard them talk about gay parents and having two mums, as if it were the most natural and normal thing in the world. Because it is.
Us adults, we are all of us crammed full of fears and prejudices. Life has done this to us ( and this is also quite normal). We must be wise to this, and know that for children, so many of the things that seem strange or confusing to us, are straightforward and simple to them. Creating a safe space for children to learn and discover the world on their own terms is one of the most beautiful things we can give.
It is a simple message really, some people are straight, some people are gay, all people are equal - isn’t it?
Superbly expressed Lindsey. I have wanted to criticise the current furore and be supportive but do not have the experience, so happy to be supportive of your post and widen its circulation.

 

 

Thursday 21st March 2019
[May speaking in Downing Street] Nice woodwork, pity the people in front of it are not up to that craftsmanship.
           Morning world, one P Such Esq reporting in, in contradiction to the forecast, the sun Is blazing through the window pane, raising concerns of another hot summer (which will knock him flat again) just on a morning when he is feeling “with it”.
           Again MPs show their total inability to understand business and management. Delivery is 29th March 2019. Delivery will be made. If the machine breaks down, reschedule the factory and place the job on another machine, or put it out to another firm with similar equipment. I’ve put work across several other factories, jobs on taxis or sent them in stages by personal messenger; deliveries will be made as promised: that is what is expected in factory management. Basic management is what is expected of MPs, yet they make a hash of Windrush; of getting nursing and policing numbers right; of getting northern rail time-tables right… I won’t go on and it’s no use saying ‘these are down to civil servants’, civil servants require direction, just as other employees, that is management.
          There is a great individual responsibility. Is it right for the country? What are my constituents saying? What is the meaning of democracy: national sovereignty must surely be the people's decision, so why did we not ask at the time--Maastricht or Lisbon? The problem is our fault for not ensuring the people knew exactly what was taking place at that time and not giving them their voice then and knowing as we did they opposed our decisions [the reason it has taken 30 years to ask].
           Marian Harkin (Ireland) has just made an impassioned argument on the BBC for a long delay which would involve us taking part in these elections and re-arguing on the grounds others have been here before and still stayed but the EU has been adamant that it will not structurally change and our previous politicians have accepted the loss of that sovereign control of requiring all participants to agree, which would have ensured future progression under our individual national control. Seems idealism still denying practical reality. I understand but cannot accept her view. I am a Brexiteer who voted Remain. The EU simply is not right in basic structure.
Barry Gardiner has recently raised concerns that the whole problem is May’s attitude. I empathise but to what extent is that circumstance created by the EU? There is the conundrum, we don't know sufficient detail.

Wednesday 20th March 2019
It's difficult to gauge from diverse views expressed but I gain the impression May has tried her best. Now is the time to be seriously managerial. We are scheduled to go on the 29th March It really is that simple. We just go! It's difficult to gauge from diverse views expressed but I gain the impression she has tried her best against the impossible odds that is the nature of the EU when it is not getting its own bullying way. Now is the time to be managerial. We are scheduled to go on the 29th. We just go! Tuesday 19th March 2019
Brexit is important but in relation to the weather news coming out of Africa it is insignificant, yet Africa's disaster is only a warning of what we all will have to face within the next quarter of a century, so Brexit is important in relation to the structural failures of the EU. We have people management problems which emphasise the irrationality of freedom of movement, we must plan ahead dealing with facts. We leave on the 29th, there can be no question. We know politicians do not understand management but we are where we are. We simply must get on with it, just as Africans must but our problems were wilfully created by our politicians who failed to act thirty years ago and still can't get on with it.
           I am delighted that The Times has blocked out the face of the egocentric mass murderer in Christchurch in its report but regret it uses his name but perhaps that is no so easy to eliminate. I believe NZ's PM Jacinda Ardern  has said efforts will be made to keep his name out of mentions of the incident.

Following Facebook interchange about complaints of a cockerel crowing. “Some witless nonChristian foreigner actually wanted church bells stopped, then having made a fuss left the country, thank God! Another likewise left the country having complained and purportedly got a member of staff sacked because they let their son eat the wrong sort of meat which happened to be on that day's menu!

Precisely why the EU's demand of "free transmission" of persons is so irresponsible. People need managing, we do not have houses for people now we may not have enough water. Planning is required on which we need facts and management. Planning does not mean rigidity of regulation it means management of continually changing circumstances, which is why a written constitution is not appropriate as Bercow has just illustrated: a parliament with early 800 years of history has already covered today's problems in some way or another.

Monday 18th March 2019
Time for reflection.  
A new week, another indicator that time is moving on and what has been achieved? Brexit is still being argued in the UK parliament, proving politicians’ inability to understand basic management. Running production in a factory requires attention to diverse time critical details. March 29th we leave the EU, I certainly will have done mentally, not that I have ever accepted the EU from the beginning because we were never asked our views until now. The EU was factually lawful but never acted in the spirit of the law, failing to push our politicians to the vote they promised us and therefore conniving in attempting to dupe us for its own self-interest. Thus proving the EU lacked confidence in its own beliefs it was determined would enshrine everyone and would brook no contrary opinion, just as religions thrust their egos, denouncing contrary opinions to their selected views. 
            New Zealand highlights the cross roads we are at globally. The state of its gun laws is appallingly naïve but highlights the world in which it lives, a world in which I sensed the UK and its Commonwealth lived during my childhood and through which life-style I viewed the world. New Zealand is immediately doing something about the situation, the exact opposite to America which has flatly refused to do anything about the obvious inadequacy of its gun laws. The ‘leader’ of the western world failing to lead on social values, whereas little New Zealand, a wholesome country of diverse views leading where others fail to step forward.
            One of the EU’s many failings is its incomprehension of the diversity that constitutes society, therefore illustrating the total inappropriateness of concepts of universal conformity across the macrocosm of society, which is constituted of many diverse microcosms of local groupings.         
           We are particularly concerned about the background of the individual responsible for the Christchurch massacre. This raises the refusal of the Catholic church to accept women priests and Islam‘s cultural and religious refusal to treat women equally as men. The excuse, as previously used by the Catholic church is that the sexes are treated equally but differently. Codswallop! Wilful avoiding of the issue which leads us to the state, nature and speed of change in a society that, like Life itself Is in a state of continual change through time.
            Most of us change our views through a lifetime of experience. I am of that age when one reflects on the lessons learned through that life period and tries to prepare oneself for return to the state of spirit in which I entered this current time and space, presumably to learn. Increasingly I turn from priest-orientated religions to personal accountability, which sense has never left me from an early age: personal accountability throughout my life.
            The macrocosm of society is the physical juggling of individual souls protected in the most part by our physical bodies. Soul to soul, where is our ability to protect ourselves and above all, through crassly being ourselves, our sensitivity not to inadvertently harm others? So, back to our New Zealand trouble causer. His outrage is clearly due to a basic personal inadequacy. He feels, threatened; he feels out of touch with society; he feels unwanted, discarded, lacks self-worth. How much has society failed him? “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”


Sunday 17th March 2019

It has been clear from the outset that the EU is an authoritarian edifice completely unfit to render the purpose of any government--service to its people. Nothing subsequently known has countered that original failure of authoritarian arrogance.

Friday 15th March 2019
MPs to delay Brexit
It appears this is seriously intended, a world statement of the total inadequacy and unfitness for purpose of many current British politicians. So let us review how the mess started, wilfully by some of our own politicians. I have previously stated the problem goes back thirty years to Maastricht. Historically, France twice deliberately stopped us from joining, sovereignly promoting its own views. Perversely, our politicians persisted in trying to join, saying the people would be invited to vote on it.
            Influencing trade was managerial objectivity. Absorbing political diversity into that strait jacket was nonsense from the beginning and is what brought the whole concept crashing down. The ability for a country to express its view regardless, as when France rejected us, was removed and majority voting over-ruled individual national sovereignty, from which point we have consistently been refused a vote, until muddle-headed Cameron asked the question everyone had irresponsibly refused to ask. “Under the wraps” it has always been known that we will not accept any sovereignty but our own but such facts have been wilfully denied until Cameron. Our own politicians have wilfully manipulated us into accepting the fact of EU law while deliberately denying us the spirit of law: to serve the people.
            We now have the New Zealand outrage, so let me stand up and be accounted for. There is no such thing as white supremacy, any more than there is male domination. We are all people of equal value made up of physical and spiritual attributes, denied by the EU in its refusal to demand religions and cultures recognise the moral values of sexual equality. The EU needs to recognise individual national sovereignty working together but accepting diversity of views. Conforming regulation is contrary to the nature of Life itself. Therein lies the rub.


Mosque outrage in Christcurch New Zealand.
Deeply sorry. New Zealand, least likely country in the world for such an outrage and sorry it appears to be an Australian who caused it, hopefully classifiable as mentally deranged.

Thursday 14th March 2019
It is part of the lying, cheating and wilful corruption inherent in British politics for the last 30 years. There is a hidden core determined that the British people will accept EU sovereignty, which is why the question was never asked until Cameron asked—today's version of Chamberlain's bit of paper. Cameron had expected "yes" when everyone else for the previous thirty years had expected "no" and had made no preparation for that result, such was his inability to understand basic management, as few politicians do. There is a hidden agenda determined that the British people will not have their way: "We, the EU, is supreme and must always be obeyed!" Up yours buster as far as we can ram it is the only rational response from us Brits.

Tuesday 12th March 2019
A very mixed day. I did not realise how much rain had fallen. Trafficwise roads were clear but flooded with too easily unnoticeable puddles deeper than expected, so I decided against making a second trip—I had arrived at Aylesbury finding wanted details missing so had to return home! Then I could not find them at home, one of those age-related "completely not with it" moments. Gave up looking... and found them! Now the sky is sunlit and very pleasant but I am too tired, so postponed for tomorrow, subject to weather threatening what chaos?

A local chap, Josh Owen, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks in prison for breaching a previous restraint order. Presumably it is warmer in prison. It will be summer when he is out. Clearly no fool! Perhaps the magistrate should have ordered external community work.

Monday 11th March 2019
Responding to a Facebook post. At least someone is answering who knows what they are talking about but you choose to miss the fundamental point, giving up one's national sovereignty is a people's thing, acknowledged at the time but took thirty odd years to implement. We now know what, in my view, everyone has known from the beginning that the majority answer is "no to the EU" which is why, until now the question was never asked. We have to work with what we have and adapt accordingly which is why (subject to technical detail) May's proposition should be acceptable. Frankly, now I would go whole hog to "no deal". I am a Brexiteer who voted "Remain", because I would not believe the EU would persist in its intransigence. It is so persisting and therefore were we to vote again I would vote OUT. This entity must be brought to heel. Government's purpose is the rendering of service to the people who pay for it. Total anathema to the EU.


Admittedly it is "only" at town level but I have experience in council and fully understand the complexity of individual thoughts taking place at Westminster: what did the MP declare at election; which way did he/her constituency vote; which way now does he/she vote, with what authority/responsibility? It is complex but it happens precisely because we have the proven democracy we have built upon practical experience "we've been here or something like it before". Life is a state of continual change through time, the fundamental error of most religions which chose rigidity to rules and regulations.

One Facebook poster wrote: "As a result of Brexit, several friends have decided to head back into Europe to live, indefinitely. I do miss them. And now, one of my most dearest friends tells me they’ll also be leaving for Europe within a month, and they can’t say when they’ll be coming back."
           This has left me unhappy and angry. It’s a massive loss to this country to lose our academics and experts and to do so without plan or vision for what it is we even want. What a ridiculous situation we’ve made for ourselves.

It is indeed dispiriting when people express unhappiness but note your own expression "head back into Europe". You nail the key problems. 1. the EU and Europe are two separate entities, it is the EU that is insular and detracts itself from the world's realities, not Europe. We have been globally orientated for some 400 years. The EU coerced us to abandon our global outlook and involvement and take on the EU's insularity. France, Italy, Germany and Spain all had their colonies and individually they are Europeans but we were required to disassociate ourselves from ours and our accumulated global relationships. It is the EU that is not European! The island race was globally orientated until the EU interfered. It is the EU's insularity that has lost us our global orientation. I won't go on, just an immediate reaction to your sadness.

HM government believe 63% of people are overweight and other statistics claim 16% of new products are vegan. According to BMI calculations I am overweight yet my diabetes clinician is happy with 82kg, my own calculations say it should be 80kg and generally speaking I’m around 79kg, which is where I was some ten years ago before (on fear of possible cancer) I was advised to “east well”!. Where do such fluctuations rest in broad assessments of "overweight"?
            On vegan foods I am currently trying them and so far not enjoying them!

On general education ‘I spoke out about institutional racism in politics on Question Time, then 100 racist trolls attacked me online’. I'm still glad I had my say and would encourage young black women like me to speak out and challenge politicians

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/more-than-100-racist-trolls-attacked-me-after-i-spoke-about-racism-in-politics-on-question-time/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=jp_reshare&fbclid=IwAR2waLXKqXp1KUDiC3E6t3yRpQWJRHPs-pRLocgOpqv2Xyu0qThRNIrE5IQ
           Disgraceful. Raises serious questions on the standard of our education and/or parenthood, bearing in mind The Big Question featured parents objecting to schools teaching fundamental basics.

"The think tank said the change would transfer about £8bn currently spent on tax allowances that benefit the 35% of highest income households to the rest of the country."
           How does buying a bunch of flowers help anyone economically, save perhaps florists? I think they mean they should re-arrange provision for tax allowances! Rather a clumsy way of expressing it.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/08/shamima-begum-confusion-after-reports-newborn-son-may-have-died
           The key behind this is that she was fifteen when she made life-changing decisions. We are debating if sixteen year olds are old enough to vote. Are sixteen year olds mature or are they not, she is now nineteen, unmoved at seeing severed heads through pure brutality and has already lost two previous children, who actually is she? Does she actually possess spontaneous feelings?
           Thousands of "innocents" are being killed daily through wilful neglect of mentally misaligned terrorists in whom the supposedly mentally intelligent are eager to be supportive. Who has constructive thoughts?

We've been in decline since Maastricht and our politicians, knowing they had done the wrong thing spent thirty plus years specifically NOT asking us if we agreed, knowing we didn't. Even Cameron didn't get it until we unequivocally told him and he decided to run away, as he had made no preparation for what everyone knew but him was the answer! The modern day Chamberlain, not having a clue as to what was going on around him.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/10/there-is-never-a-reason-for-bigotry-at-the-school-gates?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR1WUrhpQSud5QX6mWFjqA9tchefqa5Ls-DospboeMPUs3pqludk_MSSJbs
           It is religion’s duty to adapt to reality as reality is discovered. Facts should be publicly broadcast and disseminated and it is parents and teachers’ jobs to ensure facts, in context, over-ride all other jnformation sources.

Sunday 10th March 2019
The BBC’s “Big Question”. They may know a lot about Islam but what do they know about the country in which they have chosen to live? Therein lies the real puzzle? Promoted attendees: YVONNE RIDLEY, Author, The Rise of the Prophet Muhammad: Don't Shoot The Messenger; KHALIL YOUSEF, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community International; HENNA RAI, Director, WARN; PAUL SALAHUDDIN ARMSTRONG, Co-director, Association of British Muslims; SHAISTA AZIZ, Journalist Shaykh; MUHAMMED AMIN EVANS, Independent Islamic Scholar;ABDULLAH AL-ANDALUSI, Muslim Debate Initiative; Dr AMRA BONE, Sharia Council; SALMA YAQOOB, Political Activist; KHAKAN QUERESHI, Birmingham South Asian LGBT; Dr AFSHIN SHAHI, Senior lecturer, Middle East Politics, University of Bradford; SADIA HAMEED, Council of Ex Muslims of Britain; KRIS X-ISA, Muslim Revert.
          General conclusion: Islam is as divided as any other religion and filled with similarly self-opinionated believers each convinced their intended journey is the true one.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/09/sajid-javid-moral-coward-death-begum-baby?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR3dhPf-vNjreF2wqbnvs8Z4htblgfFQeaO0KPxL1W6U6PzF7hqpGJ0Nhwg The key behind this is that she was fifteen when she made life-changing decisions. We are debating if sixteen year olds are old enough to vote. Are sixteen year olds mature or are they not? She is now nineteen, unmoved at seeing severed heads through pure brutality and has already lost two previous children throough failure of IS ability to maage. Who actually is she, does even she know? Does she even care?

Friday 8th March 2019
The essence of this is the message from my earliest education and throughout my life, "We are alive and therefore have a duty of care to be fully involved in Life." It is why the EU's structural failings must be put right and since it refuses we are correct to leave it. Management of Life requires Fluidity, Adaptability and Malleability, for Life is a state of continual change through time. Dogma and rigidity of indoctrination (which is the truth of too much so-called special education) declare war on reality against which we must always be alert.

Wednesday 6th March 2019
A little over-dramatic but the sentiment is right. The basic construct of the EU is fundamentally wrong and the egos involved won't change it, while our own politicians fail to lead anywhere. They said they'd ask our opinion in 2 to 3 years: It has taken nearly forty years not to ask the question to which they have always known the answer, now they pretend amazement!

Thursday 14th February 2019
Good after-noon and wonderful has been the whole day. Some readers might think, ‘why does this nut cake continually perambulate in this haphazard fashion? Who reads him?’ There is your answer! You are reading! For no reason I have currently unearthed I have perceived myself as a diarist, simply because from the beginning I used case-bound foolscap annual diaries for appointments and notes to what has become, just as inconsistently, an electronic journal. Perhaps it always was a journal. Certainly the years have included the starts of other writings, which created their own files but never went further, only now do I read them… as I discover them!
            The day started depressingly but the sun broke through the mist. I’m in one of my pedantic moods. Probably due to living in a valley carrying a main train line in the days of steam, so fog to me is sulphurous but apparently it is the distance through which one can see, so my enjoyable mist is in fact fog today. Certainly I would not wish to be driving, although later in the morning I had one of my ‘sod damn and blast’ moods and went out, by which time it was a patchy mist and the sun was blazing through, creating a lovely morning and a whole new world of discovery… and I was only six miles down the road!
            I dropped into a shop purposefully, which I usually avoid when passing simply because the parking is horrendous but today it was reasonably clear and I had intended calling anyway. New ink cartridges, reminding me the printer needs replacing—due to my economy efforts. I use the backs of previously printed notes, overlooked the fact that some had been stapled together and so damaged the ink head but the printer was wearing and outline plans were in hand to replace it but not now, so I make do.
            Further along the road I pull in to buy some decorator’s paint and find the store closed down with warning notices of it now being a building site for a replacement store, ironically also selling paint but not yet. Surely I hadn’t been mulling paint samples that long? I discover a change to another store, finding it is now an amalgam of what previously had been two separate companies, also providing a section for Carphonewarehouse.
           The young girl in there was pleasant to talk to but I hadn’t my ’phone with me. I had not got on with previous people in other installations and I resolved to come back to her. My immediate need was to catch back on the time I had lost contemplating the colours I was going to use, only to find the store was closed down. I do not think it is my inability to adapt but that life really is changing at too fast a rate and across the whole commercial spectrum and too many people lack the honesty (possibly because they need the employment) to admit they are not grasping changes as fully as necessary for the more discerning, or slower thinking customer.
          However, I had been stirred into action. Much to do and time was rolling incessantly, seemingly with ever gathering speed, which I find scary. Sunshine and light traffic. Two minds: Watford or Aylesbury? I decided Aylesbury. I set the car to fifty and poodled along, enjoying the sun, the view and the light traffic which took me back to my first years of pleasure driving fifty years ago.
           At B&Q I learned my colours were pre-mixed but although they too had Dulux they did not possess the same equipment to match. Came across Farrow and Ball, for which I had previously had to go across to Harpenden and had been contemplating an avante garde redecoration. Gosh, was I thinking of redecorating that long ago? No wonder I uncover such a mess in moving things in preparation for this probable last time for me.
          Loading myself with more literature I poodle over the back roads, over Ashridge into Berkhamsted Waitrose and then home. An intended starter becomes today’s very light lunch. I push my new paint considerations aside and settle to closing various other outstanding matters.

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.

 
 
WORKING NOTES