Despite his best efforts to get over this foul referendum in the UK and concentrate on the ‘whimsical side of life’ as his blog proclaims, DonQui is still feeling pretty depressed.
And oh what a tale of betrayal it has been — worthy of the best (or worst) Shakespearian tragedy.
Cameron betrays the British people to call a referendum to sort out an internal party dispute.
Boris and Gove betray Cameron to further their own political ambitions. They campaign for the other side and pedal a bunch of lies — no doubt hoping to not actually win;
Gove betrays Boris and leaves him to swing in the wind;
Corbyn betrays Labour by not vigorously campaigning to give the positive reasons to vote for staying in the EU.
The Parliamentary Labour party betrays Corbyn to end any possibility of effective opposition.
DonQui is not sure if there is anyone left in the country who has not been betrayed yet.
… oh yes… him.
A herd of Donkeys would manage things better!
DonQui wonders if a Lib Dem – SNP coalition wouldn’t be the best way forward.
At least they are united on the use of colour as well as our place in Europe!
It would be no exaggeration to say that DonQui has been feeling utterly depressed and dejected since the results of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU. He knows he must pick himself up, dust himself off and get on with the business of living in the present even if he worries for the future.
The earth carries on producing without regard to politics so DonQui goes up to the allotment to do a bit of weeding to get his mind off the referendum and to sort things out after his week away in Spain.
He is amazed at the progress. The curly kale is ready for cropping and the strawberries are producing more fruit than ever before.
DonQui only picks the ripest strawberries but the crop is overwhelming. There are as many or more which will be just as fully ripe tomorrow and the day after.
After a week in central Spain, about as far as it is possible to be away from the sea in that country, DonQui feels like having some fish for dinner. He also wants to use some of his maturing kale and decides that Salmon would go best.
He is rather proud of the result — Salmon baked with tarragon from the allotment (the tarragon that is, not the salmon) lemon, olive oil and white wine. This was simply put in the oven at 180º, covered with tin foil and baked for 20 minutes. The kale from his allotment was boiled for about 4 minutes and then drained and stirred with butter. Being young and tender the leaves did not need more than this. Later in the year the kale will need cooking longer. Other accompaniments were cherry tomatoes (also baked in the oven) and fine green beens.
As for the strawberries they were for desert with lashings of cream and DonQui will have some of the rest for breakfast.
The English soil is still producing excellent results even if the electorate are not.
DonQui hopes that on Thursday we vote to stay in the EU.
He likes the fact that as a European citizen he can live and work anywhere in Europe.
He thinks we solve problems better by working together with others
He believes the EU improves living standards, provides jobs and protects rights
He would like us to help steer the future direction of the EU
He is not afraid of immigrants.
He wants Britain to remain Great — outward looking, tolerant, prosperous and cooperative.
DonQui also hopes that if you share some of these views then you make sure to vote on Thursday.