A local MP here in Dorset has welcomed the victory for Brexit in the local paper.
“Voters don’t want to be run or ruled by a growing undemocratic bureaucracy.” “They wanted to take control back.” “It’s simple – we wanted a free, independent democratic country..”
That MP is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax. Educated at Harrow, he lives on the 7000 acre family estate at Charborough. Almost anyone who has driven to or through Dorset will have passed his home-park wall with the famous “stag gate” on the corner. The family fortune came from slaves and sugar.
Another MP who I enjoy writing about, made a similar comment:
“Thanks and congrats to all those who voted bravely against establishment to regain control of our country.”
Though not in the same league as Drax, this one’s personal wealth is reckoned at £1.5M, was educated at Radley College, is married to a Viscount’s niece, who also happens to be Viscount Matt Ridley “the rational optimist”‘s sister. Guessed who it is yet? Yes of course, it’s our favourite former Secretary of State against the Environment, Owen Paterson.
Railing against the Establishment,
You couldn’t make it up.