Brexit – Impossible To Deliver?

Over 3 years have passed since the referendum and the truth of Brexit is still to be revealed. The Irish border problem effectively means that Brexit, at least as interpreted by the current government and 99% of Leave voters, is unable to be delivered. In fact, the referendum should never have taken place because to deliver Brexit and leave the EU would contradict the Good Friday agreement, one of the few positive accomplishments made by politicians in the last 40 years. The world has changed, how can we expect to rewind the clock 40 odd years?

It seems that the issue of the Irish border has not been properly covered or explained prior to, or since, the referendum.

We are nearly at a point where we leave the EU without a deal, where we would shamefully wash our hands of the Irish problem and hand it to the EU. The level of ignorance on the issue is astonishing. The public and the politicians are now so quick to blame the EU for the situation and for not being flexible but  shouldn’t we have respect for the EU’s concern over the Irish border and their determination to protect the Good Friday agreement and the peace process and shame Johnson, Gove, Lucy Frazer and the rest for not doing the same?

Surely the only way forward is to tell the truth and apologise to the British public for holding a referendum on EU membership when it is evidently not possible to leave while Ireland is in the EU and Northern Ireland is part of the UK.  Isn’t it astonishing how nearly ALL politicians have chosen either to lie or ignore this fundamental issue and continue to display complete ignorance on it?

Instead, we have a government trying to pin the blame for the current situation on the EU, our neighbours and closest friends, and in the process create more division in the UK and hatred of the EU.

The Tory government and MPs need do to the honourable thing, apologise for holding a referendum, beg for forgiveness from the leave voters and if you did support the referendum perhaps consider standing down for making a massive political blunder.

After 3 years working on leaving the EU nobody has demonstrated a viable solution. Doesn’t the evidence speak for itself?


Food and Drink Prices

During a recent trip to London I was shocked to find that in every establishment I visited beer and food was cheaper than in our local pubs. For example, locally, 1 pint of lager + 1 pint of lemonade (2 pints of shandy) costs £9.20. Are we being ripped off? Does this help explain why we keep losing pubs?

The Anchor

What is going on with The Anchor Public House? Isn’t this a Greene King pub? Haven’t they just made a shed load of money selling off most of the garden to build houses? So why is a Crowdfunding site now needed to refurbish it?

Metal detecting

Retired Newmarket man with interest in local history seeks suitable land to detect on.
Maybe once a week, all finds declared/shared, all excavations reinstated and rubbish removed.

References available.

Please ring 01638-611174.


Burwell Book Appeal

I am currently working on a new book about Burwell covering the period from the end of the last War to the present day and would be very interested if you have any photos relating to the following:

Street Parties/Hall Events: VE Day, Queen’s Coronation, Queen’s Jubilees…
Schools: School buildings, Class photos, members of staff, prizegivings, sports days, VIP visitors…
Work: Work mates, bosses, buildings, presentations, dinners, outings…
Recreation: Sports team pictures, trophy presentations, cubs, scouts, brownies, guides, parks, riverside…
Church: Clergy, Special events, weddings…
Shops: Interior/exterior views, shop assistants, customers…..

If you do have any of the above photographs or some memories of Burwell that I could use in my book, please contact me by ringing 01638 741878, by email to or you are welcome to pop a note with your contact details through my letter box at 74b Silver Street.

Many Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

Land off Newmarket Road – Consultation

See the proposal here :

Email address for comments

Apparently, the proposed site .. “is well located to take advantage of existing public transport connections.”

I have to ask, to what public transport connections do they refer?

Solar Farm

Some basic information on the proposed solar farm can be found here. The company proposing this is LightSource.CO.UK. (No specific information on the proposal is available on their web site at time of writing).

Not quite sure who (locally) would benefit most from this. The land owner I guess.