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Peter Reynolds

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The Magnificent Wisdom Of Margaret

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Wise Maggie

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April 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

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Thank God For The Prince Of Wales

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Otherwise our country would be littered with vainglorious, egotistical self-monuments to architects –  individuals like Richard Rogers who persist in the delusion that they know best.

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Prince Charles speaks with wisdom, discretion and for the conscience of the Nation.  Those who understand the unique place that the monarchy holds in British society know that he speaks for a Britishness that transcends politics, fashion and the vicissitudes of architecture.  To use their own, pretentious expression, architects create our “built environment”, the very space in which we live our lives.  What other profession charged with such a grave responsibility has failed so miserably over the last century?  Where is the great architecture of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and up to date? I can think of none but I can make you lists of the eyesores, slums and ludicrous mistakes that scar our towns and cities.

Thank God for the Prince of Wales!  To the architects, the planners, those lawyers and judges who know no respect, I say take them to the Tower!  Let them languish there until their own mistakes have crumbled into dust.  Then we might give them another go.  Until then let’s stick with the proven classics of design.  Innovation and experiment may be valid in modern art but in architecture there can be no equivalent of Damian Hirst or Tracy Emin.  They may thrive in private view but not in public.  No thank you!

Vince Cable For Tory Chancellor

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Mr Common Sense

What wonderful common sense and wisdom was heard from Vince Cable at the Lib Dem’s conference today.  Here is the only man justified in saying “I told you so” about the financial crisis and the only man who seems to offer a plan for the future that makes sense and has integrity.

The Lib Dems will not form the next government.  Neither will Labour.  Whatever wobbles and uncertainties there are in the next couple of months I have no doubt that David Cameron will be our next prime minister.  He would do well, if necessary, to get down on his knees and beg Vince Cable to join his cabinet.  Not only would that be great news for the country but, I believe, it would be great news for the Tories.  If David can’t see that then I suspect his wife probably can.  I am certain that Samantha will be a great asset in the election campaign.  She could start by inviting Mr & Mrs Cable to dinner.

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March 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm

A True Messiah

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Seems to me that you can either be cynical and disbelieving about Barack Obama or you have to buy him completely.

His power is in his integrity and it shines through every word that he speaks.  Again, it is easy to say that they are just words but you, I and every human being knows in their soul when words have value.

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The man is awe inspiring.  In simple, direct statements he cuts through the murk and mud which mankind creates for itself.  He is the man for our time, delivered to us apparently as an exact solution for our problems, he reveals the wisdom which all of us understand.  He delivers huge confidence, trust and belief.

There will be others desperate to catch him out, to discover some inconsistency or failing.  I doubt that they will succeed.

We are in the presence of greatness and we should value our good fortune.

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June 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

How Can the BBC Get It So Wrong Again…And Again

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You’re going to be sacked now aren’t you Mr DG?  What are you – some sort of Zionist Nazi collaborator?  Your judgement is so poor, so out of touch, so utterly incompetent.  Move on and let someone with some intelligence and wisdom take the helm of this great organisation that deserves so much better.

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January 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Charles At 60: The Passionate Prince

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This was a gem of a TV programme.  I have always been a fan of our Prince Of Wales.  I remember his investiture vividly as a major event in my childhood.

It is also worth saying that I am one of the silent majority who, I believe, as well as loving and admiring Charles also felt the same way about Diana.  The two points of view are far from incompatible and Charles himself is the best example of this.

I was tempted to title this post “Supreme Intelligence” because that is how I would sum up what I saw.  He is a man of great wisdom, insight, patience and vision.  It was good to see his mother’s endorsement of him yesterday too.

One of the issues addressed in the programme was how, when he assumes the throne, he will be have to abandon his “hands on” involvement with issues.  This, I believe, is wrong.  In fact, this will be his contribution to the modern monarchy.  He already treads a difficult tightrope between involvement and detachment.  I believe he has the ability to continue to do so in a way that will be to the great benefit of our nation.

Watch it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fky55/Charles_at_60_the_Passionate_Prince/

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November 13, 2008 at 6:26 pm