The Silent & Peaceful (Irrelevant) Majority

There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world and of course the majority of them are peaceful and are not terrorists or radical muslim jihadists.

The radicals are estimated to be between 15 – 25% according to all intelligence services around the world. That leaves 75% are peaceful people. But when you look at the 15 – 25% that are radical that means 180 – 300 million people are dedicated to the destruction of Western Civilisation. That is as big as the United States.

So why should we worry about the radical 15 – 25%? Because it is the radicals that kill, it is the radicals that behead and massacre. When you look throughout history, when you look at all the lessons of history, most Germans were peaceful yet the Nazi’s wrote the agenda.As a result 50 million people died, almost 14 million in concentration camps and 6 million were Jews. The people, the majority, were irrelevant. When you look at Russia most Russian people were peaceful as well. The Russians were able to kill 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. When you look at China for example most Chinese people were peaceful as well. Yet the Chinese were able to kill 70 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. When you look at Japan prior to World War Two, most of the Japanese people were peaceful as well. Yet they managed to butcher their way across south east Asia killing 12 million people, mostly with bayonets and shovels. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

On the eleventh of September 2001 in the United States there were 2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States. It took 19 hijackers, 19 radicals, to bring America down to its knees, destroy the world trade centre and attack the pentagon and kill almost 3000 Americans that day. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. So for all our powers of reason and us talking about moderate and peaceful muslims, where are all these muslims when it comes to condemning these atrocities?

As British citizens, where are all the British Muslims standing up for British values and working to eradicate the radical Muslims? Like all the other peaceful majorities in history, you are irrelevant but by not helping to solve the problem, you will remain part of the problem. All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.


Now that the vote to invoke Article 50 has been passed, there will undoubtedly now be a lengthy period of argument, counter argument and even more lies and obfuscation by Politicians intent on undermining the will of the majority of the population who voted to leave the EU, whilst those politicians in favour of leaving will almost certainly be guilty of lies and deceit to bolster their cause, if past evidence is anything to go by!

Despite being on the side of leave, I am not so naive to believe that the many politicians on the leave side, unlike leopards, will change their spots and somehow tell the truth, so once again we must all make the effort to educate ourselves of the truth because, whether we like it or not, the politicians WILL get a vote on the final Brexit deal.

As a start we need to be mindful of the rhetoric coming from many EU country leaders in recent months that we will be ‘punished’ for having the temerity to leave their club, and they will ‘make us pay’. Many ‘leavers’ will ignore these threats as simply hot air assuring us that the countries concerned will not wish to damage their own economy, yet we have ample evidence in the recent past to suggest that they will ‘cut off their nose to spite their face’. The remain supporters, on the other hand, will undoubtedly try and use these threats as justification for a further referendum or as justification for a ‘no’ vote in parliament on the final Brexit deal, attempting to keep us in the EU and thwart the result of the referendum last June. We must be vigilant against either position!

Over the next couple of months, and over the two year process of leaving the EU once article 50 is invoked in March, I will be researching as many of the so-called ‘facts’ as possible as presented by the politicians on both sides, and attempt, with references to official EU websites and other respected sources and using copious references, to enable you to check out the information for yourself as to whether the politicians are telling us the truth or not. This should enable us to make our own minds up as to the truthfulness of their arguments and to hold our politicians to account in the future at the ballot box.

The first facts I wish to share are, which politicians voted against invoking article 50 yesterday. This is not to criticise those who followed their consciences or to vilify those who voted against the wishes of the population but merely to present a base line against which we can judge their performance in the past and the future. Bearing in mind that Politicians voted 6 to 1, that is 544 to 53, in favour of having an ‘in/out’ referendum in the first place, it will be interesting to note which ones voted for the referendum, but then voted against invoking article 50, hinting at some hypocrisy on their part.

So, here we go. Here are the 114 Politicians who voted against invoking article 50: (figures courtesy of The Independent – 2nd Feb 2017) with those who voted for a referendum in 2015 highlighted in bold (figures courtesy of

Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party – Ochil and South Perthshire)

Heidi Alexander (Labour – Lewisham East)

Rushanara Ali (Labour – Bethnal Green and Bow)

Mr Graham Allen (Labour – Nottingham North)

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour – Tooting)

Richard Arkless (Scottish National Party – Dumfries and Galloway)

Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party – Livingston)

Luciana Berger (Labour (Co-op) – Liverpool, Wavertree)

Mhairi Black (Scottish National Party – Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party – Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

Kirsty Blackman (Scottish National Party – Aberdeen North)

Philip Boswell (Scottish National Party – Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)

Mr Ben Bradshaw (Labour – Exeter)

Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat – Carshalton and Wallington)

Kevin Brennan (Labour – Cardiff West)

Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party – Edinburgh North and Leith)

Alan Brown (Scottish National Party – Kilmarnock and Loudoun)

Lyn Brown (Labour – West Ham)

Chris Bryant (Labour – Rhondda)

Ms Karen Buck (Labour – Westminster North)

Dawn Butler (Labour – Brent Central)

Ruth Cadbury (Labour – Brentford and Isleworth)

Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party – East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)

Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat – Orkney and Shetland)

Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party – Dunfermline and West Fife)

Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party – Edinburgh South West)

Mr Kenneth Clarke (Conservative – Rushcliffe)

Mr Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat – Sheffield, Hallam)

Ann Clwyd (Labour – Cynon Valley)

Ann Coffey (Labour – Stockport)

Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party – Inverclyde)

Neil Coyle (Labour – Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party – Lanark and Hamilton East)

Mary Creagh (Labour – Wakefield)

Stella Creasy (Labour (Co-op) – Walthamstow)

Martyn Day (Scottish National Party – Linlithgow and East Falkirk)

Thangam Debbonaire (Labour – Bristol West)

Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party – West Dunbartonshire)

Stuart Blair Donaldson (Scottish National Party – West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) – Cardiff South and Penarth)

Jim Dowd (Labour – Lewisham West and Penge)

Mark Durkan (Social Democratic & Labour Party – Foyle)

Maria Eagle (Labour – Garston and Halewood)

Mrs Louise Ellman (Labour (Co-op) – Liverpool, Riverside)

Paul Farrelly (Labour – Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat – Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Margaret Ferrier (Scottish National Party – Rutherglen and Hamilton West)

Vicky Foxcroft (Labour – Lewisham, Deptford)

Mike Gapes (Labour (Co-op) – Ilford South)

Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party – North East Fife)

Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party – North Ayrshire and Arran)

Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party – Glasgow North)

Peter Grant (Scottish National Party – Glenrothes)

Neil Gray (Scottish National Party – Airdrie and Shotts)

Lilian Greenwood (Labour – Nottingham South)

Helen Hayes (Labour – Dulwich and West Norwood)

Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party – Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)

Lady Hermon (Independent – North Down)

Meg Hillier (Labour (Co-op) – Hackney South and Shoreditch)

Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party – Dundee East)

Dr Rupa Huq (Labour – Ealing Central and Acton)

George Kerevan (Scottish National Party – East Lothian)

Calum Kerr (Scottish National Party – Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)

Peter Kyle (Labour – Hove)

Mr David Lammy (Labour – Tottenham)

Chris Law (Scottish National Party – Dundee West)

Caroline Lucas (Green Party – Brighton, Pavilion)

Angus Brendan MacNeil (Scottish National Party – Na h-Eileanan an Iar)

Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) – York Central)

John Mc Nally (Scottish National Party – Falkirk)

Kerry McCarthy (Labour – Bristol East)

Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party – Glasgow South)

Stuart C. McDonald (Scottish National Party – Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Social Democratic & Labour Party – Belfast South)

Natalie McGarry (Independent – Glasgow East)

Catherine McKinnell (Labour – Newcastle upon Tyne North)

Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party – Glasgow North East)

Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party – Glasgow North West)

Dr Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party – Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Mrs Madeleine Moon (Labour – Bridgend)

Roger Mullin (Scottish National Party – Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)

Ian Murray (Labour – Edinburgh South)

Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party – Paisley and Renfrewshire North)

John Nicolson (Scottish National Party – East Dunbartonshire)

Brendan O’Hara (Scottish National Party – Argyll and Bute)

Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat – Richmond Park)

Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party – East Renfrewshire)

Steven Paterson (Scottish National Party – Stirling)

Stephen Pound (Labour – Ealing North)

John Pugh (Liberal Democrat – Southport)

Ms Margaret Ritchie (Social Democratic & Labour Party – South Down)

Angus Robertson (Scottish National Party – Moray)

Alex Salmond (Scottish National Party – Gordon)

Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru – Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Mr Virendra Sharma (Labour – Ealing, Southall)

Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party – Edinburgh East)

Tulip Siddiq (Labour – Hampstead and Kilburn)

Andy Slaughter (Labour – Hammersmith)

Jeff Smith (Labour – Manchester, Withington)

Owen Smith (Labour – Pontypridd)

Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party – Glasgow South West)

Jo Stevens (Labour – Cardiff Central)

Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party – Glasgow Central)

Michelle Thomson (Independent – Edinburgh West)

Stephen Timms (Labour – East Ham)

Mike Weir (Scottish National Party – Angus)

Catherine West (Labour – Hornsey and Wood Green)

Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Scottish National Party – Banff and Buchan)

Dr Alan Whitehead (Labour – Southampton, Test)

Dr Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party – Central Ayrshire)

Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru – Arfon)

Mr Mark Williams (Liberal Democrat – Ceredigion)

Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party – Perth and North Perthshire)

Daniel Zeichner (Labour – Cambridge)

As a matter of interest, out of all those 114 MP’s voting against article 50, only nine represented constituencies where the majority voted to leave.

The nine constituencies in which people voted to leave but their MP voted against the Article 50 bill

% Vote share on June 23rd 2016 (Not drawn to scale!)


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For those people who were in a constituency that voted leave but whose MP voted against article 50, must feel let down by their MP, but they are not alone with that feeling because those MP’s that voted in favour of invoking article 50, cannot claim the moral high ground either. Many of them represent constituencies where the majority voted to remain. As many as 117 MPs that voted to trigger Article 50 represent a constituency that voted Remain last June. The majority of these were Tories, numbering 81, while a further 36 were from the Labour Party, so its not appropriate to point fingers or attach blame to a particular political party either.

So this is the base line I will be working from over the coming months and years. I am fairly certain that the rhetoric, lies and deceit we saw leading up to the referendum from both sides will be as nothing compared to what we will endure from now on. Watch this space!

Terminal cancer diagnosis turns lifelong Tory activist against party

I have come to the same conclusion, a lifelong Tory voter I will no longer vote for them because of the way they have demonised the disabled and benefit claimants and still claim massive amounts of expenses for themselves.

Pride's Purge

After the Tory government took away her car and slashed her sickness benefits by half, a gran with terminal cancer has turned her back on the party she has supported all of her life.

Lifelong Tory activist Susan Whitby was shocked to discover the Tories have decided only people with less than 6 months to live are eligible for higher rates of support – and mobility support to help sick and disabled people get around has been slashed.

Full story:

Terminally ill Sidmouth gran’s disability allowance slashed by more than half

Maybe if the mainstream press started to report the whole truth, even Tory supporters would start to turn against their party?


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Time for a Laugh?

There has not been much to laugh about in recent weeks since the date of the EU referendum was announced.  There has been much fear mongering, mainly by the Remainers, but that’s to be expected when they have nothing really positive to say about staying in the EU.  Most reasonably well informed individuals now realise that the whole EEC, Common Market push of the seventies was nothing more than a scam, a piece of dishonest deceit practised against a population who, had they known the truth at the time, would have hung their Prime Minister up by his balls!

True to form, e.g. the ongoing deceit and lies that are MP’s expenses, the ensuing gaggle of Prime Ministers have perpetuated the lie and become a party to the biggest scam in the UK’s history, and none of them can claim any innocence in this matter, not even the woman who was not for turning!  If she had had balls hers should have been cut off too by not getting us out when she should or could have.

Now in my 63rd year, I am old enough to remember the rhetoric around joining the EEC and how it would be good to join the ‘Common Market’ a border free trading bloc, but I am also young enough not to have lost my marbles along the way, like many politicians think us mere plebs have done when it comes to the now labelled ‘EU’.  Time and time again they have lied about ‘ever closer union’ and we all now know what awaits us if we remain.  We were promised a referendum on  the Maastricht Treaty which was quickly withdrawn when it was allegedly ‘re-written’ to become something else despite the facts that the words meant the same thing.  Remember, the words and meanings were the same, but not necessarily in the right order!  We’ve already learned what Merkel, Hollande, Juncker et al think of us by the measly ‘concessions’ they acceeded to in the joke of a re-negotiation that Cameron undertook with his vast promises, all of which evaporated to nothing at the first sign of opposition or difficulty.  We keep being told that our best interests are served by remaining in a ‘reformed’ EU.  Well we saw quite clearly how receptive the EU was to reform during those ‘negotiations’ which turned out to be nothing of the sort.  So, if you think that was bad, the way our so called ‘friends’ in the EU treated us, just you wait and see what happens if we remain; you ain’t seen nothing yet!  Ever closer political union, more countries in the EU so even less influence at the table, and the prospects of ‘reform’ reduced to zero.  So I am still baffled as to why our politicians want to be subservient to Brussels and the un-elected commission.  What’s in in for them?  Well perhaps my favourite political blogger has the answer:

(re-posted from

“Friday, 8 April 2016


I have been intrigued this week on hearing of the work of Harvard professor Michael Puett, who for some years has delivered a class in ethical reasoning based on texts such as Confucius’s Analects, the Mencius, and the Daodejing, urging them to put the ancient teachings into daily practice. His lectures aim to allow students to figure out how to be good human beings, how to create a good society and how to have a flourishing life. One who needs such guidance right now is David Cameron, but lacking the time to undergo such ground-up remodelling he ought, at least, to read Dale Carnegie’s seminal work ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ – he is, after all, in the business of selling.

Right now he is trying every trick in the book to flog the seedy, second-hand package that is the European Union to a few million people who really don’t want to be his friends at all; if he can influence them enough to say yes to the whole sorry deal it is strongly believed he will be rewarded in the afterlife. I say afterlife because few now believe, win or lose, that he has much of a future in British government after the forthcoming EU Referendum. But Samantha and the kids need not worry, Brussels will provide.

Imagine, if you will, the day after a vote to remain in this Woolworths of world organisations, the bargain basement of bureaucratic tat, the Ratner’s of ratification, when Cameron and his cronies are called to an audience with Jean-Claude Juncker to collect their pieces of silver. The European Commission, never one to uncomplicated simple things has, as is its wont, come up with a remuneration formula based on factors entirely unrelated to the matter in hand. Dish face and Co. are to be paid €1,000 for every centimetre measured in a straight line between any two points on their body.

First to present himself for payment is the lanky turncoat Eurosceptic Philip Hammond who is well pleased to find that at six-feet two he can request to be paid by height. Standing exactly 188 cm tall he collects 188,000 Euros simply for changing his mind and betraying his principles. He knows he can look forward to a gold-plated life of Kinnocking, having achieved nothing else in his political life but to turn his back on the country of his birth.

Next up is the rather more diminutive Theresa May, another turncoat but nevertheless now a beloved comrade of the Mother Europa. Lacking Hammond’s vertical inches she thinks hard for a moment. ‘Between any two points’ is the criterion, so she lies down, strikes the pose of a starfish and asks to be measured from the tip of the outstretched fingers of her right hand to the pointed big toe of her Louboutin-clad left foot. She grins as 215cm is measured and duly collects €215,000 for her back-stabbing.

Finally, it is David Cameron’s turn and he calmly requests that his measurement be made from the tip of his penis to his testicles. The others are surprised; although he is known in Westminster as a massive cock, they hardly took that literally. Or maybe he was seeking only modest compensation for his efforts – he probably has a mountain of cash stashed offshore? Either way, a doctor was summoned to take the measurement and Cameron duly dropped his trousers around his ankles.

The doctor donned his latex gloves, took out the tape measure and dropped to his knees. He gently pulled Cameron’s underpants down and gasped. “But, Mr Prime Minister, where are your balls?” Cameron shifted uneasily, cleared his throat and said, “In Berlin. Mrs Merkel has them in a jar.””

You’ve gotta laugh!

ESA Claimants Hit By Unlawful Housing Benefit Stoppages

Seems that LA staff are a bit thick, stupid or both! Five years on and they have learned nothing

Same Difference

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP have had to issue an urgent bulletin to all housing benefit staff to try to prevent them unlawfully stopping housing benefit payments to sick and disabled claimants who have had their employment and support allowance (ESA) sanctioned.

The ‘Urgent Bulletin’ has been issued in response to groups representing claimants pointing out that some jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) and ESA claimants are wrongly losing their passported housing benefit when hit with a JSA or ESA sanction.

It appears that some local authority staff cannot tell the difference between a sanction, where a claimant remains entitled to the sanctioned benefit even if they do not receive payments or get reduced payments, and a disallowance, where the claim itself ends.

Reminders have been issued to staff about this issue since 2010, but apparently the message has still not sunk in, leading to desperate hardship…

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DWP Blacklists Disabled Journalist Over His Research Into Impact Of Welfare Reforms

More government skulduggery and deceit

Same Difference

From today’s National.

DISABLED journalist John Pring, who uncovered the first suicide case directly linked to the UK Government’s welfare cuts this week, has been blacklisted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over his in-depth investigations.

The editor of Disability News Service (DNS), launched in April 2009 to probe issues that affect the lives of disabled people, says the DWP has stopped answering any of his questions.

The news service focuses on issues such as discrimination, equality, independent living, benefits, poverty and human rights, but also covers arts, culture and sport.

Pring worked for months gathering evidence to back up his story that, for the first time, a coroner had blamed the death of mentally disabled Michael O’Sullivan on his recent work capability assessments.

He managed to get hands on coroner Mary Hassell’s determination into his suicide, her Prevention of Future Deaths report sent to the DWP calling…

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Going private? My reply to a job offer from a private health company

A very thoughtful response to a job offer


What the heck is this? I’ve been trying and failing to stop the government from privatising the National Health Service for years, and now a private healthcare company has contacted me about a job!

The email from Care UK says they are “seeking a Media Relations Executive for our Head Office based in Colchester and your skills and experience appear to be a good match.” Huh? They are offering a “competitive salary, 25 days holiday and corporate discounts.”

Here’s what I have replied:

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your unexpected email about the Media Relations Executive job with Care UK. I am very interested. Since Care UK is possibly the leading private healthcare company making inroads into the NHS, I would relish the opportunity to publicise what it does – indeed, this is precisely what I was trying to do in my previous job as information officer for Keep Our…

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I have lived in this country all my life and have lived and worked in many different places. The many immigrants I have come to know as colleagues and friends have enhanced my life with their friendship, camaraderie and fellowship. Most of those have, whilst retaining their own culture and identity, integrated well into our society showing respect for my culture and beliefs as I have done theirs. They have learnt the language, as any migrant would do, and got to know the ins and outs of British culture. With some migrants, as in all cultures, there are a few who choose not to integrate or speak the language, and they have to cope as best they can. However, there are some migrants who neither want to, or will integrate, who disrespect our culture and get offended at the slightest opportunity and who expect everyone else around them to change to suit their issues, language and culture. In my view, the main culture or religion that dominates this section of our society are Muslims.

So as a long time citizen of this Great United Kingdom which champions diversity, freedom of speech and democracy I feel it is time to TELL IT LIKE IT IS. To all the Muslims in our country, and anyone else who supports their beliefs, what I am about to say is what many people, irrespective of colour class and Religion, would say to you if they had the chance, opportunity or courage.

Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to the UK/British way of life; its customs, its traditions, it’s religions, because that is where THEY CHOSE to migrate. They must understand that it is for them to integrate and learn to live here, and that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the British who so generously welcomed them.

They must understand that the British are neither institutionally racist nor xenophobic, they have accepted many immigrants before Muslims (whereas the reverse is that Muslims do not accept non-Muslim foreigners on their soil!), and that no more or less than other nations the British are not willing to give up their identity, traditions or their culture.

If Britain is a land of welcome, which it must be for so many migrants to choose to come here, it is the British People as a whole that has welcomed them.

So, it is for Muslims to adapt to the British culture not for Britains to adapt to Muslim culture.

The reason many Muslims face hostility in this country is because we are fed up worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Our culture has developed over several centuries, as has the Muslim culture, and the sacrifices of many millions of men and women through the ages have paid the ultimate price to retain the freedom and democracy that we enjoy.

So, if you wish to be accepted in our country, and for us to respect you and your culture, you must first respect ours, and this is what YOU must do to achieve that respect.

Our main language is ENGLISH, not Arabic, therefore if you wish to become part of our society, learn our language.

This is predominantly a Christian country, our Queen is the Defender of the Faith, a religion that teaches tolerance and forgiveness. This country is founded on Christian principles, and this is clearly documented in our literature and is part of our laws and culture, so it is right that we teach our children our Christian beliefs in schools which should be clear for all to see. We celebrate our God by our traditions of Christmas, Easter and other Christian festivals and if these traditions offend you then you should consider if Britain is the right place for you. We will respect your traditions and culture but the pupils in our schools will be mainly Christian so our tradition of the Nativity and other such christian events must be a part of that culture, and must be respected too. All we want from you is that you respect ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.

All Muslims must understand that in Great Britain with its Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches, flags and religious festivals, that religion must remain in the public domain, and there should be NO concessions to Islam and Sharia in our churches, schools or legal system.

For those of you that disagree with our way of life and culture and do not feel comfortable in Great Britain, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive you with open arms in accordance with Shariah.

If you left your country for Great Britain and not for another Muslim country then it must be because you have considered that life is better in Great Britain than elsewhere. So, ask yourself this question, just once: why is it better here in Great Britain than where you come from, and why is it better than a Muslim country?

This country of ours has freedom, democracy, free speech and many other benefits and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. However, if you aren’t happy here I would suggest you consider another advantage of living here, the right to leave. You chose to come here, we didn’t force you, so accept this country as it is, the country that accepted YOU.