As I write this column, while travelling from London to Dorset early on Friday morning, the votes cast in Thursday’s local elections in our neck of the woods have yet to be counted. So I can’t comment on the results.
At the time of writing this column, and given the pace at which events are occurring at present, I cannot predict what situation our country will find itself in, at a time when you, dear reader, are reading it.
We have had another couple of tumultuous weeks in Parliament. And the one thing that can be confidently predicted is that, though some things have become clearer, there will still be months of difficulty and debate ahead of us, before the great issue of Brexit is finally resolved.
Often enough, in this column, I have sought to draw attention away from the national news of the day and to focus instead on aspects of the real life that is being led by all of us in the towns and villages of West Dorset.