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UK Parliament Week

Lord HyltonCelebrations for this are happening between November 13 and 17, with events in the historic Westminster Hall and the modern Parliamentary building called Portcullis House.  1300 schools and over 2600 other organizations are taking part, to make the work of Parliament better known and understood.

Against this background, I thought it might be of interest to give a snapshot of my activities this year.  I am an 85-year old back-bench member of the House of Lords, sitting as an independent Cross-bencher.  I have taken part in the House since 1971.

This year, I find that I have spoken in the House on 31 occasions, with interventions ranging from a one-line Question to a 10-minute speech, including at least two Oral Questions.  I have tabled 235 Questions for Written Answer, besides writing many letters to Ministers, usually in the Foreign Office or Home Office, on subjects such as Middle-Eastern wars and peace, refugees and migrants, terrorism, social justice in Britain or the 2018 Commonwealth Summit meeting.  I visited Guys Marsh Prison in Dorset, as well as Malta and Rome, all on Parliamentary business.  Later this month I will go, with colleagues, to Syria to meet religious leaders and to discuss the return of refugees and essential reconstruction after the civil war.

In order to keep informed I belong to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and many All-Party Groups focussing on individual countries.

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    And the ongoing cumulative result of all that attention to duty, detail and work –
    along with all the like-extensive and intensive efforts of a million other advocates and leadersis that we are all still being “enslaved”, repressed, exploited, manipulated
    and both individual and-neighbourhood human-development and holistic-health-building neglected –

    by the same overarching-oligarchic-failed-establishmentarian-‘elite’,
    although 2minisculely-tiny” in pairs of legs, hands and eyes,
    are nonetheless overpaid, overempowered, and increasingly unfit-for-Life-purpose
    as their domineering little ‘ilk’ has been for prevalently and domineeringly since colonially 500 years and even since militantly-aggressively 5000 years ago –

    [see “exposes” by Naomi Klein, Prof Hicke (LSE “Ther Divide”)l, David Attenborough (“How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth), and a veritable host of other real-life-on-Earth sustain-worthying-ers and humankind-leaders;
    as are still being shown to the world public via Basics and New-Foundations in not-for-profit, power nor prestige “Earth-Citizens” e-sites;;
    this one –
    and of course still being shown to a wider world audience by many mentions via –
    the only other worldwide e- site I (JSDM) know of that does publish the existence and “acceptability” of such “life-itself-before-technology” publications
    (even if being unable to pro-actively and effectively pursue them through the Lords themselves)]