2019/05/26

Theresa May's resignation Speech

【備忘録】会見の最後ではこちらもグッときてしまいました。


BBC News Japan

Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister, I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for a privileged few, bur for everyone.

And to honor the result of the E.U. referendum.

Back in 2016, we gave the British people a choice.

Against all predictions, the British people voted to leave the European Union.

I feel as certain today as I did three years ago that in a democracy, if you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide.

I have done my best to do that.

I negotiated the terms of our exit and a new relationship with our closest neighbbors that protects jobs, our security and our union.

I have done everything I can to convince M.P.s to back that deal.

Sadly, I have not been able to do so.

I tried three times.

I believe it was right to persevere, even when the odds against success seemed high.

But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort.

So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday, 7 June, so that a successor can be chosen.

I have agreed with the party chairman and with the chairman of the 1922 Committee that the process for electing a new leader should begin in the following week.

I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her prime minister until the process has concluded.

It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.

It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honors the result of the referendum.

To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in Parliament where I have not.
 
Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.
 
For many years the great humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved the lives of hundreds of children by arranging their evacuation from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia through the Kindertransport, was my constituent in Maidenhead.

At another time of political controversy, a few years before his death, he took me to one side at a local event and gave me a piece of advice.
 
He said, "Never forget that compromise is not a dirty word. Life depends on compromise."
 
He was right.
 
As we strive to find the compromises we need in our politics-whether to deliver Brexit, or to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland-we must remember what brought us here.
 
Because the referendum was not just a call to leave the E.U. but for profound change in our country.
 
A call to make the United Kingdom a country that truly works for everyone.
 
I am proud of the progress we have made over the last three years.

We have completed the work that David Cameron and George Osborne started: The deficit is almost eliminated, our national debt is falling and we are bringing an end to austerity.
 
My focus has been on ensuring that the good jobs of the future will be created in communities across the whole country, not just in London and the southeast, through our Modern Industrial Strategy.
 
We have helped more people than ever enjoy the security of a job.
 
We are building more homes and helping first-time buyers onto the housing ladder-so young people can enjoy the opportunities their parents did.
 
And we are protecting the environment, eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality.

This is what a decent, moderate and patriotic Conservative government, on the common ground of British politics, can achieve, even as we tackle the biggest peacetime challenge any government has faced.
 
I know that the Conservative Party can renew itself in the years ahead, that we can deliver Brexit and serve the British people with policies inspired by our values: security, freedom and opportunity.
 
Those values have guided me throughout my career.
 
But the unique privilege of this office is to use this platform to give a voice to the voiceless, to fight the burning injustices that still scar our society.
 
That is why I put proper funding for mental health at the heart of our N.H.S. long-term plan.

It is why I am ending the post code lottery for survivors of domestic abuse.
 
It is why the Race Disparity Audit and gender pay reporting are shining a light on inequality, so it has nowhere to hide.
 
And it is why I set up the independent public inquiry into the tragedy at Grenfell Tower-to search for the truth, so nothing like it can ever happen again, and so the people who lost their lives that night are never forgotten.
 
Because this coutry is a Union.
 
Not just a family of four nations.
 
But a union of people-all of us.
 
Whatever our background, the color of our skin, or who we love.
 
We stand together.

And together we have a great future.
 
Our politics may be under strain, but there is so much that is good about this country. So much to be proud of. So much to be optimistic about.
 
I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold-the second female prime minister but certainly not the last.
 
I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.涙

 

2019/05/23

世界は英語で読んでいる

『相田みつを 作品集 いま ここ』より
 

You know something
It's not really a matter of having
To make a huge effort
It's simply a matter of making yourself move


ともかく具体的に動く。

具体的に動けば
具体的な答えが出るから。

期待通りの答えが
でるかどうかは別として。

具体的に動けば
必ず具体的な答えが出る。

そして-
動くのは自分。

by 相田みつを


2019/05/12

 
皆さんが,学校や職場で健(すこ)やかに康(やす)らかに日々過ごせますようお祈りしてきました。
 
 

2019/05/09


ゴールデンウィークを利用して,韓国に旅行されてきた塾生の方から,ほかの塾生のみなさんへと,おみやげをいただきました。

塾生同志はふだん顔を見ることはないけれど,同じ課題に取り組む者として,共感し,同志のように感じてくれているのかもしれません。ありがたく,とてもうれしく思います。

一方,ゴールデンウィーク期間中に設定した追加レッスンの特別枠には,5日間15枠中,13枠の申し込みがあり,一つでも前に!淡々とレッスンを進めていった人たちもいます。
 
毎日のように部活動や大会などに汗をながしていた人,家族旅行や趣味に余暇を楽しんだ人もいました。また,何もせずに「あっという間に」連休が終わってしまったという人もいましたが,それもまた青春か。

平成から令和へ,それぞれの新時代の幕開けです。

 

2019/05/08

世界は英語で読んでいる

相田みつを 「道」より
 
 
the way
 
somewhere in our long life
there is a path that we have to take
however hard we try to avoid
 
at that time,
all one can do is remain silent and walk the path
neither complaining nor whining
 
walk without saying anything
just remain silent
and never show your tears
 
it is then,
as human beings,
that the roots of our souls grow deeper
 
 
一口メモ(高校初出のみ,♠ はチャート式の参照箇所)
 
however:「複合関係副詞」(♠294)で譲歩を表す副詞節を導く。「どんなに~しても」。譲歩を表す場合は〈however+形容詞/副詞〉の形で使われることが多い。
complainingwhining:「分詞構文」(♠226)で walk と同時に行なわれていること(付帯状況)を表している。
neither A or B:「AもBもない」という意味の「等位相関接続詞」(♠394) cf. both A and B, either A or B, not only A but also B
❑ never+動詞の原形:「否定の命令文」(♠27)
❑ it is ~ that ...:「強調構文」(♠346)
 
 

2019/05/05

2019/05/01

天皇陛下 最初のおことば

位後朝見の儀にて

日本国憲法及び皇室典範特例法の定めるところにより,ここに皇位を継承しました。
 
この身に負った重責を思うと粛然たる思いがします。
 
顧みれば,上皇陛下には御即位より,三十年以上の長きにわたり,世界の平和と国民の幸せを願われ,いかなる時も国民と苦楽を共にされながら,その強い御(み)心を御自身のお姿でお示しになりつつ,一つ一つのお務めに真摯に取り組んでこられました。上皇陛下がお示しになった象徴としてのお姿に心からの敬意と感謝を申し上げます。
 
ここに,皇位を継承するに当たり,上皇陛下のこれまでの歩みに深く思いを致し,また,歴代の天皇のなさりようを心にとどめ,自己の研鑽(さん)に励むとともに,常に国民を思い,国民に寄り添いながら,憲法にのっとり,日本国及び日本国民統合の象徴としての責務を果たすことを誓い,国民の幸せと国の一層の発展,そして世界の平和を切に希望します。

 
Addresses by His Majesty the Emperor
 
I have hereby succeeded to the Throne pursuant to the Constitution of Japan and the Special Measures Law on the Imperial House Law.

When I think about the important responsibility I have assumed, I am filled with a sense of solemnity.

Looking back, His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus, since acceding to the Throne, performed each of his duties in earnest for more than 30 years, while praying for world peace and the happiness of the people, and at all times sharing in the joys and sorrows of the people. He showed profound compassion through his own bearing. I would like to express my heartfelt respect and appreciation of the comportment shown by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan.

In acceding to the Throne, I swear that I will reflect deeply on the course followed by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus and bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors, and will devote myself to self-improvement. I also swear that I will act according to the Constitution and fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan, while always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them. I sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the further development of the nation as well as the peace of the world.
 
 
英文解説
宮内庁発表の英文版を,文構造と語彙の意味を確かめながら日本語に訳し直しました。英語から一字一句読み直してみることで,おことばの理解をより一層深めることができます。世界は英文版を読んでいます。

 
①日本国憲法及び皇室典範特例法の定めるところにより,ここに皇位を継承しました。
 
I have hereby succeeded to the Throne pursuant to the Constitution of Japan and the Special Measures Law on the Imperial House Law.

私は,日本国憲法と皇室典範特例法に従って,ここに皇位を継承しました。

❑ succeed to~:~を継承する
 *succeed in~:~に成功する
❑ pursuant to~:~に従って,応じて
 
②この身に負った重責を思うと粛然たる思いがします。
 
When I think about the important responsibility I have assumed, I am filled with a sense of solemnity.

私は,私が負っている重責を思うと,厳粛な思いでいっぱいになります。

❑ assume responsibility :責任を負う
 
③顧みれば,上皇陛下には御即位より,三十年以上の長きにわたり,世界の平和と国民の幸せを願われ,いかなる時も国民と苦楽を共にされながら,その強い御心を御自身のお姿でお示しになりつつ,一つ一つのお務めに真摯に取り組んでこられました。上皇陛下がお示しになった象徴としてのお姿に心からの敬意と感謝を申し上げます。
 
Looking back, His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus, since acceding to the Throne, performed each of his duties in earnest for more than 30 years, while praying for world peace and the happiness of the people, and at all times sharing in the joys and sorrows of the people. He showed profound compassion through his own bearing. I would like to express my heartfelt respect and appreciation of the comportment shown by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan.

顧みれば,上皇陛下は,皇位を継承して以来,30年以上の間,世界の平和と国民の幸せを願われ,いかなる時も国民の喜びと悲しみを分かち合いながら,真摯にお努めの一つ一つを遂行しました。 上皇陛下は,御自身のお姿を通して,深い同情の念をお示しになりました。私は,日本国と日本国民統合の象徴としての上皇陛下によってお示になられたお姿に,心からの敬意と感謝の意を表したいと思います。

❑ the Emperor/Empress:天皇/皇后
❑ His/Her Majesty:陛下(天皇/皇后に対する敬称)
❑ Emeritus:名誉職(の)
 *a professor emiritus:名誉教授
❑ His Majesty the Emperor Emiritus:上皇陛下
❑ Her Majesty the Empress Emiritus:上皇后陛下 
❑ accede to the throne:皇位を継承する
❑ perform duty:義務を果たす,お務めを遂行する
❑ in earnest:真摯に
❑ at all times:常に
❑ share in~:~を分かち合う

❑ while は時を表す副詞節を導く接続詞。完全な文が続くところですが主語がありません。ここは「副詞節の主語が主節の主語と一致するとき,副詞節の主語+be動詞は省略される場合が多い」をてがかりに,His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus was の省略を考えます。

❑ bearing:態度, 姿勢,お姿
❑ heartfelt:心からの
❑ express my appreciation for~:for のほうがふつう。
❑ comportment:態度, 振る舞い(bearingの言い換え) 
 
④ここに,皇位を継承するに当たり,上皇陛下のこれまでの歩みに深く思いを致し,また,歴代の天皇のなさりようを心にとどめ,自己の研鑽に励むとともに,常に国民を思い,国民に寄り添いながら,憲法にのっとり,日本国及び日本国民統合の象徴としての責務を果たすことを誓い,国民の幸せと国の一層の発展,そして世界の平和を切に希望します。
 
In acceding to the Throne, I swear that I will reflect deeply on the course followed by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus and bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors, and will devote myself to self-improvement. I also swear that I will act according to the Constitution and fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan, while always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them. I sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the further development of the nation as well as the peace of the world.

皇位を継承するに当たり,上皇陛下によってたどられた道筋を深く思いを致し,また,歴代の天皇によって歩まれた道を心にとどめ,自己の研鑽に励むことを誓います。私は,自らの思いを常に国民に向け,国民に寄り添いながら,憲法に従って行動し,日本国と日本国民統合の象徴としての責務を果たすことも誓います。私は,国民の幸せと国の一層の発展,そして世界の平和を切に願います。

❑ reflect on~:~をよく考える,熟考する
❑ bear (~) in mind~:~を覚えておく,心に留めおく,
 = keep (~) in mind~
❑ tread-trod-trodden:(~を)踏む,踏みつける,歩く
❑ the path trodden by~ = the course followed by~
❑ devote oneself to~:~に専念する,打ち込む 
❑ swear:~を誓う
❑ according to~:~に従って,~によれば
 = pursuant to~
❑ fullfill one's responsibility:責任を果たす
❑ sincerely:心から,誠意をもって