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Monday, 26 May 2014
The Pro-EU group won!
Nearly all the commentators are viewing the Euro election results the
wrong way round. In the UK the electorate is split into two camps;
approx 70% are broadly in favour of the EU and 30% are against it. The
30% voted almost exclusively for UKIP, hence it won the majority of the
seats. It is the pro-EU vote that is split three ways - Con/Lib/Lab. Now
if the pro-EU parties would stop fighting each other and field a single
list of candidates then this new amalgamated party would be topping the
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for nearly 47 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was four in April 2017 and he now has a sister, Georgia, born on 29 December 2017.
I am ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my fifth year of ministry.