Her loathing of Boris and his democratic Conservative and Brexit values were public knowledge, and it was clear that she was just waiting to inflict as much damage upon him as possible.
However, she and her 21 Remain mates who were rightly expelled from the party are insignificant. They all signed up to the 2017 General Election manifesto and stood with the promise we would leave the EU with or without a deal.
They were equally clear that Boris stood in the leadership election with a mandate to leave the EU with or without a trade deal – ‘do or die’. A contest he won outright with a significant majority.
The date is set in law that we leave on 31st October, with or without a deal. Those ranting that Boris will be breaking ‘the Law’ if he does not abide by the legislation they are cooking up this week, is absurd.
You cannot change the rules once the game has begun; what chaos and anger there would be if new rules were introduced by the umpire during the latest Test Match. It would hardly be cricket or fair.
The wedding season has come to an end. We have just one remaining function next Sunday, a golden wedding anniversary celebration. Toting up the numbers who have attended the weddings, the church fete, fund raising events, and birthday and other family celebrations booked this summer, we have welcomed over 2,500 visitors to Ote Hall.
The summer has been kind and the house and garden have held up well to this significant number of visitors.
Now the harvest is complete we turn our attention to preparing the ground for drilling the seeds for next year’s harvest. We aim to get the seed bed as free as possible from volunteer regrowth of this year’s oat crop and weeds.
Farm yard muck has been spread on certain fields to help improve nitrogen and organic matter, and other fields have received 10t per acre of mushroom compost. What we call ‘stale seed beds’ have been treated with a soil conditioner and where necessary Glyphosate, as we work on a min till policy. The rain is now quite welcome as the ground has become incredibly dry, and it will encourage the fields to green up before the final shallow cultivation before drilling begins later this month and into October.
The countryside appears to be awash with wildlife. There is an abundance of foxes, squirrels, deer, badgers, rooks, pigeons, geese and pheasants inhabiting the woods and fields. There are also more Buzzards hovering above the farms than have been seen in many years.
They are distinctive with their broad rounded wings, short neck and tail barred brown and grey, with yellow unfeathered legs and brownish hooked beak.
Buzzards are the most common raptor amongst our larger British bird of prey. Their plaintive call is a familiar sound as they hover and soar above the fields and woods, rising high as they catch thermal currents of warm air, as they look for small mammals, especially rabbits, insects and carrion.
The countryside which we encounter daily is a far place from the one so often depicted by the RSPB, and the BBC and their animal rights and envionmentalist masters who would have the public believe that the British countryside is a desert where all wildlife has been exterminated by farmers and land owners.
At the risk of repeating myself, British farmers are the people who care for and preserve the countryside, the flora and fauna, the environment, and who put food on our plates. We have been doing so for centuries and will, God willing, continue to do so for the foreseeable future.