Tuesday, April 20, 2021

L⃣o⃣v⃣i⃣n⃣g⃣y⃣o⃣u⃣ JUSTICE





‘In times of change
   the learners
   will inherit the earth,
   while the knowers
   will find themselves
   beautifully equipped
   to deal with a world
   that no longer exists’

   Eric Hoffer

The UK Government and highly irregular wheeling and dealings.


Hi Pip

We already knew that Boris Johnson had misled Parliament when he insisted in February 2021 that all COVID contracts were now “on the record”. Now we’ve uncovered a new contract that makes further nonsense of that claim. 

In July 2020 Pharmaceuticals Direct Limited was handed a £102.6 million Government PPE contract - without any competition. Though it was awarded the multi-million pound deal to supply face masks last July, Government failed to publish any details relating to the contract until March this year. In fact, it was only after our lawyers wrote to Government about Pharmaceuticals Direct that this lucrative contract was disclosed, long after Boris Johnson claimed all contract details were on the record. The company’s named representative was a man named Samir Jassal.

Samir Jassal is a well-connected figure within the Conservative Party.  A two-time Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and former councillor, he has met Boris Johnson on at least three occasions, with the last meeting held in October 2020. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was an adviser in No.10 during David Cameron’s premiership in 2015 and has worked with several other prominent Conservative Party figures, including the Home Secretary Priti Patel and Minister Zac Goldsmith. Jassal has also donated £4,000 to the Conservative Party in recent years.

This £102.6 million contract is not the only one handed to Pharmaceuticals Direct by the Department for Health and Social Care - the firm received an earlier PPE contract in May 2020, worth £28.8 million. Both deals were directly awarded to the firm without any competition. 

The High Court has already ruled that Government acted unlawfully by failing to publish details of Covid-related contracts. The appearance of bias in some of these lucrative contracts awarded without competition is cause for even greater concern. 

The more details that we uncover on PPE contracts, the more serious the questions that arise. In this case Government's apparent amnesia when it comes to its legal obligations has prevented timely public scrutiny of a multi-million pound direct award to a Tory party member and donor. 

We intend to get answers. To hold Government to account and protect public funds, we have sent a pre-action protocol letter initiating legal proceedings

If you are able to donate to this legal challenge you can do so here: http://crowdjustice.com/case/contracts-for-conservatives

Thank you, 

Jolyon Maugham 
Director of Good Law Project

Monday, April 19, 2021

I have been checking on myself re ABOUT One year ago - this was the agenda then ...........

We had reserved a table for 6 - 
family with our two Grandkids for lunch.

It is a a big decision to isolate.
I have no symptoms re the virus.
None of the family do but
We are are all being aware of the current scene.

Our local favourite restaurant were so kind & understanding.
The gathered staff just expressed::
their warmth as usual & were nothing but understanding.
“Isolate yourself” they said.
Not thinking of the loss of business!

I feel strong
I don’t feel ill.
The prostate cancer is still indoors within me
I know I need to be aware that my imune system 
can be door into me by this dreaded virus.
Of the two of us
I am the greater risk because of my cancer.
We are trying to be sensible NO to
extremes & panick.
Feeling being managed by balanced minds.

So we have a strategy for the next period of our lives.
No large groups
No visitors
No visiting others
No Training gigs
No 121's
Shopping in small shops - avoiding the bigger outlets.

I will keep you up to date with my cancer journey.
Next significant date is

Stay safe πŸ…±πŸ…΄πŸ…°πŸ†„πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…΅πŸ†„πŸ…» πŸ…·πŸ†„πŸ…ΌπŸ…°πŸ…½πŸ†‚ 
Get yourself a strategy alongside your loved ones.



Your Character

Everlasting LOVE

Sunday, April 18, 2021

FEELING deeply for the Queen - I share what happened when we met.

I feel deeply with this elderly lady.
The Queen.
So alone in the big ceremony yesterday.
She has lost the closest person to her - a tragic personal loss.

I had a whole range of feelings during the funeral of her husband Prince Philip.
I never met the guy but I met his wife and her Mother.

Rich or poor
Old or young
I reach out with love to all.

Let me tell you about when I had lunch with the Queen - and what we chatted about::

When I had lunch with the Queen ......

I Met someone for lunch.
I was on her right.
She was on my left.

She had picked me from a list
She didn’t want anyone boring
cliche conversation not for her
Good on you Ma'am

I planned what I wanted to communicate 
what I wanted to share with her.
I didn’t want to talk ‘level one’,
(Corgi dogs and Buckingham Palace gossip!)

It did help because I had met her Mother - the Queen Mother
when she visited the Mayflower Family Centre in 1980 when she was 80!.
She remembered the Queen Mums famous photograph
of her playing snooker with me in the youth club.

I shared with the Queen::

ABOUT Sam ::
A young man who had the worst of starts in life 
He had been dumped on a Social Services office
by his parent as a baby and they disappeared.

How he had spent years in ‘Care’
Then in prison before coming to the YMCA
as a teenager - and how
he had found a ‘family' whilst living in the YMCA community
and after he had moved out to live in the community
how he often returned ‘HOME’ .
150 bed Hostel
150 Staff
200 Volunteers
6,500 members
we was his HOME.

Two Doors::
About the two doors and human development
This is an experiential question I ask in groups/facilitation.
I will blog about that again soon.
( I was dying to ask her which door she would choose to walk through)

The Two Doors Question::
1 Instant Perfection
2 Gradual Growth
AND why her choice?
(you could do this NOW
It is best with another person tho)

About her majesty being our Chief Volunteer (National Patron)
and how we had 200 active volunteers at our local YMCA.

She only asked me one question -
see below***

Her Majesty was particularly interested in knowing
how we integrated our YMCA work
with the most needy AND
a spectrum of people from the community.

We did talk personally and she was interested in our family
plus human growth and development, faith, and the YMCA!

It was 6th of March 2003 
When I had lunch with the Queen
when she visited Romford –
first time in her 50 year reign!

I was the CEO at the local YMCA - back in the day.
I was placed as an option to sit on her right hand –
but I understand it was Her Majesty who picked me.
Thanks to those who nominated me.

I wonder if she will remember me?
When she places that SWORD on my shoulder
and says ‘Rise Sir Pip’
and then slices my head off !

Hey! Hey!

*** The One Question the Queen asked me::
She asked me about Sam
 “Why did he go to Prison?”
I said
‘I don’t know Ma’am - I have never asked him’