Subsequently asked by a mutual friend & well-wisher “How can we persuade Tony to go along with the vaccination” I replied:“Some Points for talking to the Vaccine Hesitant: 1) Let go if the idea that the task is persuasion & recite the serenity prayer as this might not be something you can change and which (heart-wrenchingly) you need the serenity to accept2) Recognise the terrain you are on as one where trust to talk about this needs to be earned anew. If you can win that trust then be as ready as you can to be with that person in the midst of their anxieties.Very little of this terrain is about facts and arguments 3) Gently open up the sense of choices that the person has and alternative futures. Be vulnerable and honest as to what it means to you that the person has a decent quality of life and a decent range of choices they can make that might get them there.”
Jackie Weaver & Handforth Parish Council “Cancel Culture” highlights the timeliness of a book subtitled #BeyondPolarisationInPolitics
Serious issues of how local politics looks to people & on what basis ghosting is approved of; just two of the “#JackieWeaver & #HandforthParishCouncil issues to be addressed in “The #MythOfTheHeartlessTory; #BeyondPolarisationInPolitics by #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor.
The playlist below collects together a range of films made around the key #Handforth meetings (10th December 2020 & the infamous ...2021). I encourage you to look in particular at the sycophantic way #JackieWeaver was received on Breakfast TV & all the constructive lessons about conflict missed:.https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4IagQQExoyxrzjXkKEwuzNyvlO_x8jV And here Tony May discusses with me the conclusion of “The Myth Of The Heartless Tory”
Introduction or Chapter 1 The Myth of the Heartless Tory
Chapter 1: With my oldest (historian) friend; Chris awaits the open season for shooting the Conservative and Unionist Party
Chapter 2: #StLeonardsLocalTreasure Tony May finds his “Kinder Politics” voice in relation to a “New Statesman" call for an Anti-Tory Alliance.
Chapter 3: #StLeonardsLocalTreasure Natalie Williams' Myth Of The Undeserving Poor
Chapter 4: Death Threat to the "putative villain", Sally-Ann "Heartless", after 322 voted in Parliament not to extend the School-Meals voucher scheme.
Chapter 5: Have you cast your vote yet on the percentage of Tory MPs who are Heartless? Patronising? Decent? Honourable?
Chapter 6: A Tory leader's call to stand up for the most marginalised.
Chapter 7: Getting beyond a politics dominated by two main myths
Chapter 8: #GrassrootsManifestoes & outlining the comparative ease with which a #DemocracyOfNeeds could be delivered
Chapter 9: #DeeperLegitimacyParliament; what that would look like.
Chapter 10: 108 variations within Nonviolent Resistance & modelling #DeeperAccountability
Chapter 11: The arc of one and one's MP's journey towards the perfection of Wisdom and Compassion
Chapter 12: "In politics, trust those who do most to ensure their opponents' voices are heard"
Chapter 13: The #RightLivelihoodTeam providing a #ShadowMP service AKA "The Aspiring Dr Ambedkars of St Leonards on Sea" (#ADAOSLOS)
Chapter 14: What price for your deal with "the opposition"?
December 2020 was overwhelming for many; including me; leading to early 2021 #LockdownMentalHealthCrisis. #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor has been through the whole #BipolarWarriorCycle & undertaken a #PandemicEraReEvaluation of Projects: http://additionalinfo.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-compass-of-political-convergence.html Now the #BookOf2021 is “The #MythOfTheHeartlessTory”. (The strapline: trust those who do most to get their #PoliticalOpponents’ voices heard”).
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the #BookOf2023 is #LevelUpOurLife & the #BookOf2024 (inshallah) is (provisionally) to be #PaulCroslandDraftEditor’s Collaborative #NVCplus “Magnum Opus”: “Getting #GrassrootsConvergentFacilitation To The Top”. PreOrder via donations to https://PayPal.Me/RefugeTreeWoods
Your “Best Christmas Present” both to self and others?; surely it has to be #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor’s latest?
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1. What if Jeremy Hunt had won the 2019 Tory Leadership contest?
2. What if Rory Stewart had won the 2019 Tory Leadership contest? In the film below I champion Rory Stewart -out of all the candidates- as the most likely to be #SavingTheUK and getting Political Discourse beyond The Myth Of The Undeserving Poor.
4. What if Jeremy Corbyn had won the 2019 General Election?
* Without your input all answers are provisional! i.e."I don't know best, we know better."
Please add your guestimations of the chain of events flowing from any of the #WhatIfUKpolitics scenarios suggested above -comment below.