The temptation was to rest on Bank Holiday Monday but as they say, ‘make hay while the sun shines’, so John spent the day mowing 40 acres of grass which if the weather holds, should bale by Wednesday. The crop is light but a few extra bales will see us through the winter.
It is not about ‘No-deal’, it is about No Brexit. The Remain lobby still determined to stop Brexit are out in force doing all they can to undermine attempts by the Prime Minister to broker a workable trade deal with the EU, in time for our departure on 31st October.
Normal, democratic and pragmatic members of the public are fully behind the efforts by Boris and his very able and determined team, who have obviously been working behind the scenes for months, and have hit the ground running.
The Remainers, including MPs of various political colours, the left wing London elite media, and the BBC are doing all they can to scupper his chances, including telling anyone who can be bothered to listen, that he has no plan.
However, now that they are beginning to realise he does and has momentum on his side, they are absolutely petrified that his strategy has legs which could ensure we exit with a reasonable deal which will be acceptable and workable in the long run. And if not the PM is prepared to leave with No Deal, on our terms and with very little disruption.
The UK is ready for business outside the EU, but what is certain is the EU is not prepared. Neither is it economically able to manage without British monetary support or our purchasing power.
Instead of supporting the PM who is doing what the hapless Mrs May should have done three years ago, they are instead reignited project fear.
They are pulling out all the stops in the hope they can spook the public, most of whom are falling in behind Boris who they recognise is a Prime Minister who is determined to honour the democratic result of the Referendum. Boris has promised to put Great Britain first, embracing the business community, including farming, the NHS, and making the British public a priority.
What really baffles me is that we have yet to hear a single Remainer explain exactly what is so great about being a member of the EU. They are quick to criticise and tear into the idea of Brexit but fail to justify their condemnation by explaining what is so wonderful about being subservient to the EU, an organisation run by an unelected and undemocratic commission.
As Lord Wolfson, Next Chief Executive and chairman of Open Europe, put so succinctly in The Mail on Sunday, ‘The time has come to pull together. The country is best placed to succeed if it prepares well. If Government prepares effectively for No Deal and if businesses follow suit; if we embrace an optimistic outward looking vision of Britain’s place in the world, at the forefront of free trading and democratic thought, then the worst we have to fear is mild disruption.’
‘Ironically, it is this very confidence in the face of No Deal that is likely to deliver a deal with Europe, one that can command the support of the British people and see us move forward as an independent nation once again.’