My apologies to those who posted replies to my earlier proposal about a regular online Pan-European meeting. Due to a mistake in my records, I was locked out of this Forum and couldn't get back in! When I tried to retrieve my password, I received the message that my user name was not recognised. When I tried to set up a new log-in I received the message that I was already registered! I just kept going around in circles. Thanks to Judith, that issue has now been resolved.
Because of the problems that arose over non-local DSCs and the bad feelings and negative comments that were being thrown around, I decided to wait and start again. I shall post details soon and I hope that we can pick up where we left off. There is need for regular Pan-European discussions otherwise there will be unequal development in the DSCs across Europe. I did express strong views about those members who appeared to wish to impose their personal views of democracy on the rest of us. I hope that when things quieten down, we can have a more reasonable and adult debate.
Carpe Diem, but please let us stop "carping" (= giving negative and nasty criticism about others) about those who differ from us. If we wish to achieve unity of the people across Europe, that does NOT mean that we must all believe and think the same. Deep discussions about differences between us will only help to strengthen our ties and deepen our understanding. That is the opportunity that must be grabbed!