Can it be true? The case I have championed for more than twenty years has finally triumphed. In the lead-up to the vote, it was the topic of very conversation, and nearly everyone I spoke to was for ‘out’, but still I couldn’t believe that the country as a whole would ignore the warnings of the great and the good. it is a triumph of British ‘bloodymindedness’ over the bully-boys.
Now the political parties are in turmoil, the country in uncharted territory, A few have reacted badly – I was dismayed by Nigel Farage’s triumphalist rant in Brussels – this was an occasion for magnanimity. We must wait for the dust to settle. What can individuals and businesses do to help? Invest in and back Britain I suggest. Our little team on the Staunton Harold Estate has recently taken on four new people on a full or part-time basis. We are busy on all fronts, frustrated by bureaucracy. Will Brexit change that? For me this would be the biggest prize.