In my eighty-three years, I have witnessed thunder storms from the mountains of Scotland to the European Central Plain: from the Baltic coast to the Mediterranean but NEVER have I witnessed the virtually continuous flashing and banging that we experienced over the night of July 23/24.

It would appear to me that whilst the relatively small section of our citizens who put into power over us this jolly hockey sticks Prime Minister, may believe themselves to be our saviours of traditional Rule Britannia; it is the Norse/Germanic Thor, the God of Thunder with whom he will be dealing and it would appear that, that deity is not well pleased!

A Joke? Perhaps? Or maybe not, so let us hope that the jolly hand-shaking new PM is wearing a velvet glove over his iron fist to deal with Europe NOT US, or that other traditional British expression “soon you will be laughing on the other side of your face” may come to apply!

Terry Flinders