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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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SEPTEMBER 2019
ON THE EU, SEE MOVING ON

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 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 are taking some time to interact. So one ploughs on, irritated with being side-tracked by technicalities.

Monday 30th September
Understand the principle, I'm of an age when clearing the decks for those who will have to clear my clutter is my motivation. It isn't easy but I'm sure I'll have some time to enjoy the benefit.

It is extraordinary that we so publicly deplore open honesty, society is definitely going down hill.

Sunday 29th September
I periodically like to remind myself of the presence of God in all things, however, or perhaps specifically, in matters that seem unrelated.

In his book ‘Ecumenism in Retreat’ Martin Camroux quotes another churchman, Alan Paterson: “Distrust, hostility, conspiracy theories and threats of litigation had clouded the debate and at the end of the day the denomination, churches and even families had been divided. The Scottish Congregational Church emerged from the trauma of schism, scarred, brittle and weary.”  Spoken in interview perhaps ten years ago, he might have been talking about Brexit! Is argument therefore so traumatic a thing?

This is excellent as long as it is remembered corners at junctions must be trimmed back for safety. Due to past excuses to save cost I have found myself unable to see traffic clearly when emerging from country lanes onto major roads when in the country. [response to a Guardian post that experts are claiming roadside verges are becoming serious corridors for wildlife.]

Friday 27th September
Precisely why we must be in control through our own sovereignty which parliament time and time again has wilfully failed to protect. It is our own parliament that has so often failed us!

Another reason why religion is to be seriously questioned. [US pastor Robert Jeffress Says ‘Somebody Needs to Read Poor Greta [Thunberg] Genesis, Chapter 9…God’s Promise [Not to] Flood the World Again’, as if it were remotely relevant.

Against this backdrop, the UN Climate Action Summit will take place in New York on September 23rd. The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, has called on leaders to come with “concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally-determined contributions by 2020”. He says this in reference to the fact that despite the fanfare of the Paris Agreement of 2015, countries’ nationally-determined contributions, even if implemented, bring us more than three degrees of warming, far beyond the 1.5-degree limit which, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is the safest level for human and ecological well-being.
          In light of this, it’s important that rather than placing all hopes in the UN agreements and summits – which leaves us open to complacency with announcements such as the Paris Agreement success, and despairing despondency when President Donald Trump declared he would take the United States out of the agreement – we feel empowered at the local grassroots level to take action and create pressure from below.

Thursday 26th September
“There is no international right to abortion says US and 19 nations, including Saudi Arabia and Russia.” Damned interference by wilfully arrogant ignoramuses BUT we all have a duty of care to our individual bodies, they are after all merely 'on loan' until our souls return to spirituality, so why commit the irresponsibility to need abortion, barring medical necessity?

Lets cut the cackle and deal with reality. What will actually happen if we stay in the EU? I have not previously detailed this as I thought everyone was aware of it, which is why I have always claimed parliament shoud have acted parliamentarily at that time, not fowling everyone up at this late stage.
1: The UK along with all existing members of the EU LOSE their abstention veto in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty when the system changes to that of majority acceptance with NO abstentions or veto’s being allowed.
2: All member nations will become states of the new federal nation of the EU by 2022 as clearly laid out in the Lisbon treaty with NO exceptions or veto’s.
3: ALL member states MUST adopt the Euro by 2022 and any new member state must do so within 2 years of joining the EU as laid down in the Lisbon treaty.
4: The London stock exchange will move to Frankfurt in 2020 and be integrated into the EU stock exchange resulting in a loss of 200,000 plus jobs in the UK because of the relocation. (This has already been pre-agreed and is only on a holding pattern due to the Brexit negotiations, which if Brexit does happen, the move is fully cancelled - but if not and the UK remains a member it’s full steam ahead for the move.)
5: The EU Parliament and ECJ become supreme over all legislative bodies of the UK.
6: The UK will adopt 100% of whatever the EU Parliament and ECJ lays down without any means of abstention or veto, negating the need for the UK to have the Lords or even the Commons as we know it today.
7: The UK will NOT be able to make its own trade deals.
8: The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade tariffs.
9 The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade quotas.
10: The UK loses control of its fishing rights
11: The UK loses control of its oil and gas rights
12: The UK loses control of its borders and enters the Schengen region by 2022 - as clearly laid down in the Lisbon treaty
13: The UK loses control of its planning legislation
14: The UK loses control of its armed forces including its nuclear deterrent
15: The UK loses full control of its taxation policy
16: The UK loses the ability to create its own laws and to implement them
17: The UK loses its standing in the Commonwealths
18: The UK loses control of any provinces or affiliated nations e.g.: Falklands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar etc
19: The UK loses control of its judicial system
20: The UK loses control of its international policy
21: The UK loses full control of its national policy
22: The UK loses its right to call itself a nation in its own right.
23: The UK loses control of its space exploration program
24: The UK loses control of its Aviation and Sea lane jurisdiction
25: The UK loses its rebate in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon treaty
26: The UK’s contribution to the EU is set to increase by an average of 1.2bn pa and by 2.3bn pa by 2020...

This is why our parliamentary fools are wilfully buggering us about.

Wednesday 25th September
Facebook: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” In reply, one contributor posted “Democracy is riddled with lice and vipers.”
My response. “Life is full of lice and vipers, part of the natural order with which we need to show greater understanding and empathy. Democracy is unquestionably fully alive and active in its excitement, precisely why we do NOT want a written constitution. Our tradition follows the reality of creation, a failure of religion that it refused to accept creation's reality: that it is a state of continual change through time. Flexibility, Adaptability, Malleability: fail in these and you fail in life.

25 years before Greta, at the UN, 12-years-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki spoke at the plenary session of the Rio Earth Summit.
           "Coming up here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election, or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come ... We hear of animals and plants going extinct every day, vanishing forever... Did you have to worry of these things when you were my age? All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you. If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it.”
           Reading this you could think it was from any one of the youth climate strikers. Greta Thunberg, or Saoi O’Connor from Cork. Instead, these words were spoken more than 27 years ago, by then 12-years-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the plenary session of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.
           She became known as “the girl who silenced the world for five minutes”. Imagine if the world had listened. Countless lives could have been saved from climate-induced natural disasters. We could have spared some of the 60% of animals that have disappeared since the 1970s and pulled a million more species back from the brink. We may have never needed to coin the term “eco-anxiety”, a word and condition becoming more prevalent as the impacts of our climate and ecological crisis become clearer. Young people would never have had to take to the streets to beg for a chance at a liveable future, with slogans such as “You’ll die of old age, I’ll die of climate change.”
           We would have had a relatively easy and achievable chance of addressing global warming and the ecological crisis. Instead, as David Wallace-Wells’s Uninhabitable Earth notes, more carbon dioxide was pumped into the atmosphere in the years since the Rio Summit than in all the years prior to it. We now need emissions to peak by 2020 at the latest and then curve starkly downwards which will require “war-like mobilisation” and is predicated on building no new fossil-fuel infrastructure.

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Emissions instead are increasing. Regardless of what we do now, we will face climate-change impacts. So now it’s about trying to mitigate the worst of these, both in terms of halting emissions so we can try avoid runaway climate change, and putting structures in place to help those impacted.
           Guterres is placing his hope in the student strikes, and general pressure from citizens and the growing environmental movement to get leaders to act. This is indeed where we can find cause for hope. Millions around the world are mobilising to solve our climate and ecological crisis. People are starting to realise that beyond individual-based solutions we must fundamentally change the fossil fuel-based system and models of consumption which got us here, and policy will be key.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSITION
At home in Ireland, this means halting plans to build a LNG gas terminal in Kerry and stopping the issuing of licences for oil and gas drilling off the Irish coast. It means realising that addressing climate change gives us a chance to improve societal well-being by investing in public transport, cycling lanes and citizen-centred renewable-energy policy such as feed-in tariffs which in countries such as Germany have facilitated democratic sustainable energy transitions. It means realising that one way or the other our society is going to change due to climate change, but by enacting policy now we can make sure the transition is as safe, just and inclusive as possible.
With the UN summit and global climate strike just around the corner, Cullis-Suzuki’s words ring poignantly true: “At school . . . you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us to not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others and to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures; to share, not be greedy. Then, why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?
“Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying: ‘Everything is going to be all right, it’s not the end of the world, and we are doing the best we can.’ But I don’t think you can say that to us any more. Are we even on your list of priorities?”
Let’s hope leaders prioritise a liveable future for today’s youth. Let’s hold them to account to do so. Persistently phone your TD, call into their clinic, join or set up an environmental group in your area. Ask the young people in your life how they are feeling about climate change and listen to their answers. As a first step, join them at the global climate strike on Friday.
Louise Fitzgerald is an IRC Government of Ireland postgraduate scholar at UCD School of Politics and International Relations.

Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old Anishinaabe girl from Wikwemikong First Nation, addresses world leaders at the United Nations about protecting water.

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Greta Thunberg

"Recently I’ve seen many rumours circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) a school strike for the climate would seem very strange to people in general.
           So let me make some things clear about my school strike. In may 2018 I was one of the winners in a writing competition about the environment held by Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish newspaper. I got my article published and some people contacted me, among others was Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland. He had some kind of group with people, especially youth, who wanted to do something about the climate crisis.
           I had a few phone meetings with other activists. The purpose was to come up with ideas of new projects that would bring attention to the climate crisis. Bo had a few ideas of things we could do. Everything from marches to a loose idea of some kind of a school strike (that school children would do something on the schoolyards or in the classrooms). That idea was inspired by the Parkland Students, who had refused to go to school after the school shootings.
           I liked the idea of a school strike. So I developed that idea and tried to get the other young people to join me, but no one was really interested. They thought that a Swedish version of the Zero Hour march was going to have a bigger impact. So I went on planning the school strike all by myself and after that I didn’t participate in any more meetings.
When I told my parents about my plans they weren’t very fond of it. They did not support the idea of school striking and they said that if I were to do this I would have to do it completely by myself and with no support from them.
           On the 20 of august I sat down outside the Swedish Parliament. I handed out fliers with a long list of facts about the climate crisis and explanations on why I was striking. The first thing I did was to post on Twitter and Instagram what I was doing and it soon went viral. Then journalists and newspapers started to come. A Swedish entrepreneur and business man active in the climate movement, Ingmar Rentzhog, was among the first to arrive. He spoke with me and took pictures that he posted on Facebook. That was the first time I had ever met or spoken with him. I had not communicated or encountered with him ever before.
           Many people love to spread rumors saying that I have people ”behind me” or that I’m being ”paid” or ”used” to do what I’m doing. But there is no one ”behind” me except for myself. My parents were as far from climate activists as possible before I made them aware of the situation.
I am not part of any organization. I sometimes support and cooperate with several NGOs that work with the climate and environment. But I am absolutely independent and I only represent myself. And I do what I do completely for free, I have not received any money or any promise of future payments in any form at all. And nor has anyone linked to me or my family done so.
           And of course it will stay this way. I have not met one single climate activist who is fighting for the climate for money. That idea is completely absurd.
Furthermore I only travel with permission from my school and my parents pay for tickets and accommodations.
           My family has written a book together about our family and how me and my sister Beata have influenced my parents way of thinking and seeing the world, especially when it comes to the climate. And about our diagnoses.
           That book was due to be released in May. But since there was a major disagreement with the book company, we ended up changing to a new publisher and so the book was released in august instead.
           Before the book was released my parents made it clear that their possible profits from the book ”Scener ur hjärtat” will be going to 8 different charities working with environment, children with diagnoses and animal rights.
           And yes, I write my own speeches. But since I know that what I say is going to reach many, many people I often ask for input. I also have a few scientists that I frequently ask for help on how to express certain complicated matters. I want everything to be absolutely correct so that I don’t spread incorrect facts, or things that can be misunderstood.
           Some people mock me for my diagnosis. But Asperger is not a disease, it’s a gift. People also say that since I have Asperger I couldn’t possibly have put myself in this position. But that’s exactly why I did this. Because if I would have been ”normal” and social I would have organized myself in an organisation, or started an organisation by myself. But since I am not that good at socializing I did this instead. I was so frustrated that nothing was being done about the climate crisis and I felt like I had to do something, anything. And sometimes NOT doing things - like just sitting down outside the parliament - speaks much louder than doing things. Just like a whisper sometimes is louder than shouting.
Also there is one complaint that I ”sound and write like an adult”. And to that I can only say; don’t you think that a 16-year old can speak for herself? There’s also some people who say that I oversimplify things. For example when I say that "the climate crisis is a black and white issue”, ”we need to stop the emissions of greenhouse gases” and ”I want you to panic”. But that I only say because it’s true. Yes, the climate crisis is the most complex issue that we have ever faced and it’s going to take everything from our part to ”stop it”. But the solution is black and white; we need to stop the emissions of greenhouse gases.
           Because either we limit the warming to 1,5 degrees C over pre industrial levels, or we don’t. Either we reach a tipping point where we start a chain reaction with events way beyond human control, or we don’t. Either we go on as a civilization, or we don’t. There are no gray areas when it comes to survival.
           And when I say that I want you to panic I mean that we need to treat the crisis as a crisis. When your house is on fire you don’t sit down and talk about how nice you can rebuild it once you put out the fire. If your house is on fire you run outside and make sure that everyone is out while you call the fire department. That requires some level of panic.
          There is one other argument that I can’t do anything about. And that is the fact that I’m ”just a child and we shouldn’t be listening to children.” But that is easily fixed - just start to listen to the rock solid science instead. Because if everyone listened to the scientists and the facts that I constantly refer to - then no one would have to listen to me or any of the other hundreds of thousands of school children on strike for the climate across the world. Then we could all go back to school.
I am just a messenger, and yet I get all this hate. I am not saying anything new, I am just saying what scientists have repeatedly said for decades. And I agree with you, I’m too young to do this. We children shouldn’t have to do this. But since almost no one is doing anything, and our very future is at risk, we feel like we have to continue.
           And if you have any other concern or doubt about me, then you can listen to my TED talk ( https://www.ted.com/…/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_…/up-next ), in which I talk about how my interest for the climate and environment began.
   And thank you everyone for you kind support! It brings me hope.
/Greta
PS I was briefly a youth advisor for the board of the non profit foundation “We don’t have time”. It turns out they used my name as part of another branch of their organisation that is a start up business. They have admitted clearly that they did so without the knowledge of me or my family. I no longer have any connection to “We don’t have time”. Nor has anyone in my family. They have deeply apologised and I have accepted their apology.

On Facebook: “Why be so scared of dying? It’s far far far less traumatic than birthing. And you’ve already done/handled that.”
           Dying is not a problem, most of us have died several times through the duration of our spiritual lives, it is the process of dying that can be traumatic, worsened by the irresponsibility of a currently proven irresponsible parliament that will not allow assisted death.

Tuesday 24th September
It's not that simple, wake up and think it through... for a change. [In response to TUC criticism of government for not paying out £200 million for the Thomas Cook failure.]

Exciting times on education the Head Master of Eton states, in response to Labour's claim to abolish provate education. [my reply. Obviously a far greater authority than my own opinion but he effectively says what I would have posted but emphasising that the real reason would be for Labour to cover its financial mismanagement. The only honest way to abolish private education is to ensure state education matches it. Failure to do so is an admission government is failing in its duty for all. That is the real reason for Labour wishing to abolish freedom of choice, they avoid the issue rather than doing something about it.]

Fortunately I have been able to follow all as it happens because yesterday I did yesterday and today in one day... and what a day!
           A reconnoitre to a future event to check if I needed to book accommodation, which I do. Enjoyed delightful sun and countryside and dropped in on Watford where refurbishment on a massive scale is almost complete. The Intuit construction has been extended north and better inter-related with the original town, providing a 9 screen multiplex, an Imax and 3-d film projection. The original town centre has now been completely pedestrianised and only buses drive slowly through. More exploration needed but 2 screens were showing Downton Abbey and one timing tied in with a brunch and I felt like being a little boy again, recapturing after-noon sessions at the local cinema. Everything was completely different to my previous cinema experience. Loved the experience, Might buy a monthly AOP to visit as I choose, easier than using London, especially as there is a price reduction for the after-noon.

Were he of any calibre he would have made a point of talking with her, he didn't. Her greatness, his smallness. [observing Trump walking past Greta Thunberg at the United Nations.

On top of the Labour Conference we know Labour will never make it, or should it do so UK citizens will prove they're as daft as the Americans. The man simply hasn't got it. [in reply to Corbyn’s brother stating Greta Thunberg is an “ignorant brainwashed child”].

Sunday 22nd September 2019
On Greta Thunberg, she has my full support.

Thursday 19th September
Corbyn declares he’s neutral on a future referendum. The people have declared themselves but parliament wilfully defies them. When did you say parliament was wrong?

Wednesday 18th September
Time moves on... Was I as listenable as I now realise I should have been when my parents were going through their final years? I have just been reading my former company's annual review for retirees. Half-a-dozen local communities have closed down or will at the end of this year while others, with larger membership because of the size of the sites to which they originally belonged, report a full year of activities.
           In my case I chose the Euston branch, where higher costs and reduced income cause us to rethink our location. Once the operating HQ for The Wellcome Foundation Ltd, the Wellcome building now houses the whole of the Trust which once owned the manufacturing plant but sold off all operating aspects to plough its £16bn into other investments, the income from which it invests in current medical research and supports related pharmaceutical charities. Retirees dwindle away and retire again, finally... of life itself!
           Company restructuring, as time and processes change manufacturing locations and business relationships, means eligible retiree intake reduces, so a general dissipation across the board, as with life itself... but then, which life? I've just spent four days talking about death and what follows... Do not write RIP for me when my time comes. I shall be busy resettling back home and looking for renewed challenges, hopefully not mourning too much missed opportunities while here! I just hope I have not left as much of a mess there as I currently have here!

10 THINGS YOUR DOG WOULD TELL YOU...
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me—it is crucial to my well being.
4. Do not be angry at me for long and do not lock me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.

Good after-noon world. A reasonable morning after dump: Waitrose's car park mechanism can't calculate and caused a backup into town, until someone put its arithmetic right ['Full' suddenly showed '30 spaces'!], then someone sitting in the wrong lane jumps the queue, happily oblivious of the many who had patiently but with increasing irritation waited for her, thinking she was looking for traffic movement to enable a reverse into a council charged car park space! She charged urgently into Waitrose's free car park.
           Inside Waitrose it was surprisingly empty and quite chilly. 'Wonky and Wonderful' displayed definitely wonky apples. I'll let you know later if they were wonderful! A reasonable sized shop sorted and put away. Front door pot plants watered. Hopefully a good array of chrysanthemums then settled into accumulated junk needing sorting, so as to re-clear overly cluttered working spaces. Inspired to work mentally constructively but so much in the way... I plough on!

Replying to an anguished post on another person now facing painful termination and seeking lawful assisted dying procedures. “Unquestionably I’ll support but perhaps this is something that has not been already covered [ref Cromwell quotation in another post, below].
           Cromwell in parliament 19th April 1653. “You sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves by your immoral purposes and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed are yourselves become the greatest grievance."
           Exactly why we do NOT require a written constitution, it's usually already been covered and just a matter of looking up the record, as witnessed in another post on Cromwell, which I am sure will wing its way to you in due course.
           Parliament was drawn from a post on Facebook in Everything Tring, relating the local to the greater whole.
            My latest post on Facebook. “An attempt to restructure after a hectic fortnight. Two books studied and a conference on Life, Death and Everything in Ely cathedral precepts, organised by the 'Free to Believe' community plus Bede Griffiths', A New Vision of Reality, on Western science, Eastern Mysticism and Christian Faith, lent to me at a dinner party prior to going to the conference. Now to launch into another book by the chairman of that committee, the Reverend Dr Martin Camroux, Ecumenism in Retreat, on how the United Reformed Church failed to break the mould.
            Much on which to think, still not letting go of my enquiring mind but having to address the mundane down to earth realities while I am still in this reality!

Monday 16th September
There’s a row about a schoolgirl, 14, sent home for wearing wrong skirt—but the school’s uniform skirts don’t fit her, Kada Jones says she's been left in tears by the way she's been treated and says all she wants to do is go to school. [My comments. How can any authority claim these teachers are fit to teach? Something seriously wrong with the entire structure. This is an assumption the teachers are intelligent and the rules are rational. What would be more rational in line with such warped ideas would be to insist boys wear skirts: that will teach them to keep their legs together and to walk with decorum and dignity. The last comment in reply to: ‘Rules are there for a reason. Wish more parents and pupils would just follow them. Too many kids looking scruffy these days walking to school. Can’t even tuck their shirt in or find a skirt that hides their crack.’”

Irresponsible.... what about the other people crashed into? [A church in France invites a quick way to talk to God is to text him while driving their car.]

Twaddle. No responsible organisation would expect any person under eighteen to make a life commitment. The Catholic church requires it at 13 if not sooner. The bishop implies they confirm at 7 not 13. Pure indoctrination. [Responding to New York’s catholic bishop claiming boys of 7 know what they are doing. Will he be claiming they can marry and drive cars next?]

Sunday 15th September
Makes no difference you're both against Brexit and therefore rendered unfit. [responding to post on LibDems voting more times than 72 Tories during same periods for Tory proposals.

Cameron backed a referendum to back his but did not understand the people and didn't get the answer he angled for. [responding to a post stating that Cameron accused Johnson of backing leave for his own promotion.

Total contradiction but they do try… and they can be very trying! [Comment on LibDems claiming they are B Team Tories!]

Clearly the government is in a state of panic, must be something to do with concern for Boris. Seems to imply things could get quite serious. Exciting! [Commenting on a post from a journalist barred from attending the UK arms fair at Excel. 

Absolutely, religion has done much damage over the years. Too much of the bible is bigoted opinion.
[In reply to posts that one can believe in God and not follow any religion.] Requires deep discussion but the point owns validity. [in reply to the post that believing in God is a manmade theory.]

Saturday 14th September
Good evening world. A few thoughts of gratitude to parents and family. Thinking especially of my late sister, her husband and her children; the companionship and guidance they collectively gave me to be able to sit here, looking out down the valley in its gathering gloom, while enjoying perhaps my last strawberries, cream and sparkling wine this summer, sitting in a low lamp light, as I watch the Last Night. Sending loving thoughts, on a wing for all those not so happy and wishing them well. Positive thinking spreads itself as if upon a breeze of its own kindling. One knows not where such thoughts may land where most needed. Good night!

Nothing new, just read history, it’s more today than you think. [Reply to Romans burying 2 men holding hands].

So that's your opinion of other people's view: a cavalier disregard, says an awful lot about your character. [she objected to plain writing on parliament.]

Friday 13th September
Interesting follow on from the conference I have just attended, on death. Accountability for our effect on the planet for which the Lord made us accountable at the dawn of time! [In reply to]

Morning world. Sun shining brightly, the window is wide open, regrettably the curtains are drawn (TV is on to catch my eye for the latest news broadcast) and a lovely summer's day is heralded. A slow start; one of my 'not really with it phases', despite a sound sleep, following a reasonably full day; a conference closing morning; an hour and a half's superb drive, tempting me to side track but just as well I ignored the impulse, that delay would have been pushing me too far; shopping; settling in; 6hrs of Downton Abbey to be played back, tonight the last episode and I will record just to complete the week; a superb series in which I am wallowing greatly, as so much of it is life I remember in younger days, peripherally speaking. Likewise Foyle's War, so much directly experienced nostalgia and noticing the slowness with which society changed. Sunday morning heralds true autumn--Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, seriously determining the end of summer! Wishing everyone well. Work... !

Were the judges responsible they would have raised the issue of parliament's failing to act in the interest of the people as part of their deliberations.

Quietly correct, clearly knows what he is talking about. Look up your history complainers. [On complaints against Wallace speaking accurately.

Bercow's greatest failing is his failure to bring parliament to heel at the point when this country was about to lose its sovereignty to a conglomerate of foreigners determined to silence opposition as their recent enactment confirms. This statement of noncriticism is their only public admission that they know they are wrong, if they were not, why would anyone criticise them and clearly they have no valid answer!

Sunday 8th September
A clear admission of guilt: it lknows it is not performing its duty, hence the denial of criticism. We have no business being in, it IS a failure. I had thought it had already happened! Clearly I was regrettably more in touch than I thought I was!
            It must be understood that English Common Law automatically counters because we have agreed to nothing of the EU! Due to the wilful incompetence of the British Parliament it only asked for our views three years ago instead of the 43 years when they should have done. English Common Law automatically over-rides by the historic requirement of the people's determination.

Morning world, one P Such Esq. reporting in. Autumn in the air, heating periodically cutting in, it's on that borderline but window wide open and I'm comfortable. Sanity returning, my automatic watching programmes such as Moneybox; nonparty political discussion programmes, with views from subject specialists; Andrew Marr, brought back this morning (Sunday) for people running all over the place up north!

Saturday 7th September
In full agreement.

Codswallop. First ensure it is properly labelled. Plastic is plastic... but apparently it isn't, so those introducing it must clearly state what type it is and how to dispose of it: that is the manufacturer's responsibility. Then we users can accept responsibility. [Reply to a post from a manager saying he would fire people using plastic!]

Friday 6th September
As to be expected. Outcome: the loser's arrogance appeals to be reheard, such is the quality of their argument—belligerence!

Thursday 5th September
The cause of this country being stuck in the EU regulatory system for too long and the reason why parliament cannot make a decision, no one has a clue what they are doing. All completely incapable of basic management!

Tuesday 3rd September
All the more reason why Boris' plans MUST go through regardless. I originally voted Remain, although idealistically a Brexiteer but felt we had been bamboozled too far into acceptance to make a fuss now. Since there was a majority in favour of Brexit I am a Brexiteer and even more determined the more the issue is wilfully delayed and generally "bu*****!" about by small-time egoists of no consequence, possessing only wilfully misdirected energy.

Something is seriously wrong with our civil service. Replying to post where mother having lived in UK for 55 years is denied permanence after Brexit.

Common sense is creeping back—BBC "Politics Live" is re-broadcasting. Unfortunately the drunks outside parliament have started re-appearing, amazingly so early in the morning they really must have been hung over last night!

Monday 2nd September
Evening world. One P. Such reporting in. Straight run with variable traffic in one go from Norwich, Watford drop in for some shopping and then home, exhausted, collapsed; phone rang; recognised voice so got up to answer. not really sure what I was doing. It turned out it was not the friend I thought it was, none the less it was fun having a conversation in which the other participant hadn’t a clue what I was talking about, nor I not having a clue as to why he did not understand me! We managed to update each other and I think he was convinced he had spoken to the person to whom he had intended speaking and felt he was updated as intended. An exhausting day!

So right, meaningful figures are meaningless to those who simply cannot add up. Referring to a post that 1 million had posted support for blocking Johnson, ignoring the fact that 65.4millions did not oppose him by their silence! Why don’t they highlight that?

 

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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