Bring it on Terresa!

One of England's great men was undoubtedly Rudyard Kipling, who died in 1936.

He was a prolific writer, and one of the downsides of being that, is that only some of his works became well known, famous and popular, but frankly and sadly, much didn't.

However, one of his poems, which in my mind should have been placed alongside his poem 'If' [wherever it was displayed and I know of two only, namely the erstwhile HMS Ganges and Wimbledon centre court] called the 'English Way', has some prophetic words and verses which the remainers on the issue of whether to leave the EU or not [now democratically decided leaving the remainers poor losers in a fair vote] should read, and join the happy band of those of us relieved that very shortly we will be once more the master of our own destiny.

The last verse in particular should precede any mention of Brexit in the media.

It goes like this, and if you insist on being po-faced about democracy in action, let your imagination decipher these four lines :-

Greater the deed, greater the need
Lightly to laugh it away
Shall be the mark of the English breed
Until the
Judgement Day.

In this case, it would be fair to add the Welsh whilst clearly distancing ourselves from Ulster and Scotland. 

The 'deed' is our membership lapsing,
The 'need' is the pulling together of a sovereign country, a country beyond comparability,
'Lightly' to laugh it away is to be cautious about our immediate future but not to be awed by or scared of it,
The 'mark' is but a reminder of our stoicism in adversity; this a minor adversity if at all when compared with not just England but the UK as a whole has faced in years gone by,
'Judgement Day' is the freedom we will feel when released finally from the shackles and yoke of the EU, and should be a joyous event akin to that we all experienced in May 1945.

We should also be remembering the works  of two other Englishmen, one famous one not so, the former a composer and the latter a lyricist, who subsequent to the established orchestral piece and with the acquiescence of the composer, added a lyric to the tune which did not survive pan-UK with the passing of time, although the chorus did, which is sung with pride and vigor throughout the United Kingdom. It is of course five lines commencing with    


'Land' is not just England, but every area of the United Kingdom  and a rallying point for national pride. Brexit is a fait accompli and no matter how the remainers mank and moan, the ruling is here to stay - we are ONE nation -