You would think following the gales last week that the leaves would finally have blown off the trees. The majority have but some like certain people, are stubbornly clinging on for dear life.
The fields are surprisingly dry and hopefully making it possible to get some crop spraying done this week, when the winds have dropped.
Our young cattle are still out, which is a bonus as there is plenty of grass which needs clearing up.
The hedges are mostly cut and tidy along the highways and byways. However, the downside to all this tidying by farmers, is that the casual tardiness of certain members of the public, is once again exposed. The neatly trimmed hedges and verges are awash with rubbish, most of which has obviously been thrown from passing vehicles, with not a care in the world.
People say, ‘who are these morons’, and why do they do it? Who knows, but they are probably the same type of young person who last week beat up police officers who were attempting to stop two school girls fighting. The drivers who threaten to ram your truck if you note their registration number as they use their mobiles while on the move. Or the women who allow their children to run into the road and then verbally abuse you as you swerve to avoid killing their brats. Or the white van man who careers along the lanes with bags of rubbish looking to fly tip in some unsuspecting farmer’s field or gate way.
Perhaps these people take their cue from the casual distain and lack of respect shown by some Members of Parliament. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer stood at the dispatch box to deliver his Autumn Statement, it was notable that many MPs paid more attention to their mobile phones than the minister.
I know that Speaker John Bercow has little respect for the traditions of Parliament, but I think it is about time he got a grip and introduced some discipline by banning mobiles in the chamber. The sight of hundreds of MPs with their heads down checking messages or tweeting their constituents, is out of order and sets a poor example.
As they say “Who needs enemies with friends like these”. One would think anyone calling themselves British, would want the very best for the country. Apparently not. There is a bandwagon of sour ‘has been politicians’, who, despite all the increasingly positive forecasts which show that the UK will gain more business and trade outside the EU, Customs Union and Single Market, are still determined to ignore the wish of the majority.
They rubbish this country, its workers, its industries and farmers. They aim to dismiss democracy and demand a second referendum, as they cling vainly to the belief that a majority of public will take any notice of them.
I am not at all surprised about Blair, as he and his side kick Gordon Brown did their utmost to destroy the UK’s reputation, and the economy while in office. But, although John Major was a fairly ineffective PM, I did think he had some integrity, but evidently not.
The outcome of the Italian and French elections could well result in more nails in the EU coffin. People want change, which has been clearly demonstrated in the UK, USA and an increasing number of European countries.
The smug, self-serving, arrogant elite are clinging to power, but they have had their own way for too long. The backbone and silent majority of these countries have had enough. They want to restore control of their economies, laws, sovereignty, and borders. It is fascinating to watch.
We can only hope that with these winds of change comes a return of law and order. A respect for tradition and authority, and a restraining of the destructive PC brigade. However, this will never happen without those who should know better setting an example.