THE BREXIT AIRLIFT.

It seems the EU have missed the point of why we left them as it appears, they want us to leave but stay exactly the same as if we hadn’t left and yet I thought we had left because we were fed up with following their rules and laws.

Things don’t seem to be going well with the negotiations and it looks like we will be leaving with no deal which is a shame as I believe we buy a considerable amount of stuff from the EU and having no deal will be a bit of an inconvenience for both sides but I imagine we will still purchase just as much stuff from them and no doubt they will be pleased to sell it to us.

The problem seems to be transporting it from one country to the other and I hear that many companies are looking into the possibility of flying the products over, I’m also led to believe that we currently have a problem at the ports due to the importation of so much PPE due to the Covid-19 situation, which goes to the front of the queue causing a backlog.

Worry not for as usual history will guide us towards a solution and for those of you interested in World War Two, I ask you to cast your mind back to the 1948 and the Berlin Airlift.

After the war the Soviets had blocked the Western Allies access to Berlin which caused us to be somewhat inventive in the solution to the problem and from June 1948 until May 1949 we flew in everything that Berlin required, from fuel to food and even dropping sweets to the children below as the planes came in to land.

So, fear not brave people of the United Kingdom, for surely we shall be as inventive as in 1949 now the boot is on the other foot.

Just a little note to any pilots who may be reading this, should you be passing over our house, my wife and I are rather partial to Cadburys Whole Nut Chocolate.

Berlin Airlift 70 years on: When occupiers became protectors | Germany|  News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 24.06.2018

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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