Boris’s razor sharp intellect, which is occasionally hidden beneath his bluster, has in 4,000 words set out with enthusiasm, optimism and crystal clarity, so even the thickest of us can understand, why a clean Brexit is not only a positive way forward, it is the only way forward.
In this article Boris endorses the Prime Minister, and reminds readers of her powerful speech made at Lancaster House in January, when she set out with equal clarity, how her Government would deliver a clean Brexit. She confirmed, as was agreed before the Referendum, that we would be leaving the customs union, the single market and the European Court of Justice, and take back control of our borders.
Mrs May a Remainer prior to the referendum, has taken up the challenge with good grace, unlike some of her colleagues, to ensure that the will of the electorate is followed to the letter. She faces a barrage of abuse from those who should know better, and many banana skins are being lobbed in her direction, in an attempt to weaken her resolve.
Boris campaigned for Brexit with determination and enthusiasm, and the message in his column explains why he was so passionate and purposeful at that time. With all these thoughts and observations coursing through his head, it is little wonder he was and still is, so convincing.
The Prime Minister is fortunate to have Boris on her side. His ability to put into words with such clarity and passion is a skill not many politicians possess.
Those wishing to cause trouble and descent in Tory ranks, are interpreting this intervention as a calculated threat. Others view this contribution as a powerful message of support, that Brexit is heading in the right direction under Mrs May’s leadership.
Sir James Dyson grew up in agricultural north Norfolk, where he spent his school holidays working on local farms.
Today Sir James who started out with nothing but determination, true grit and he admits an amount of bloody mindedness, farms a portfolio of over 25,000 acres, across Lincolnshire and Norfolk.
Last Wednesday Sir James, having taken up Jo Johnson, the universities and science minister’s challenge, having grumbled to him about the lack of British engineers in this country, opened The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.
The first lucky 33 undergraduates are the brightest 17 and 18 year olds with A* A-levels and design awards, who were chosen from 950 applicants. They are being paid £16,000 a year, and get just 27 days holiday.
Sir James believes fervently in Britain, and with decades of experience fighting Brussels bureaucrats, he is confident that the UK should leave the EU with a ‘clean break’. He thinks that the Single Market is something that British businesses could happily do without.
With his farming interest, Sir James is planning to work on new technology to make the industry more efficient, by drawing on areas of Dyson expertise like robotic vision technology.
He is also an admirer of Lord Sainsbury, the former science minister, who funds a laboratory at Cambridge University, for the study of agricultural plant development.
Lord Bamford, chairman of JCB, another equally successful British company, is as Sir James, worth in excess of £3bn. Anthony Bamford who also advocates for a clean Brexit, with his wife Carole own farms in Staffordshire and Gloucestershire.
Lady Bamford named ‘Personality of the year’ at the Food and Farming awards in 2006, has created the hugely successful Daylesford farm shops, opening the first in 2002.
Daylesford has received over 120 awards in recognition of its produce, sustainable farming methods and animal welfare over the years.
It is encouraging and noteworthy that Dyson and Bamford, both outstanding entrepreneurs, businessmen and farmers, recognise the opportunities a clean Brexit offers.