On the two Tony's,
I think that you have it pretty well summed up, as far as anyone can read between the lines. The biggest problem is our own people, everyone wants immediate results but that's hardly ever realistic.
Being a self-sufficiency farmer I am well aware that you reap what you sow and you have to ensure that the conditions suit whatever it is that you have planted. Too much wet, dry, hot or cold can all ruin your efforts, as can the neighbours cats, moles, birds, fungi and a thousand other things and only if you understand what you are doing and get it all right, the reward, after months of hard work, is good healthy food
In life we NEED very little: clean air, clean safe water and a shelter on a plot of land. The land will feed and cloth us, if we treat it well. Is that not the paradise that we all dream of ? But how many are willing to do all of the hard work ?
The next form of 'enjoyable life' is being a nomad, constantly on the move, harvesting what mother nature provides and moving on before the plot is exhausted. So why does everyone hate gypsies ?
And why does everyone hate pirates, because they steal ... the goods that the empire makers of this world have already stolen from somebody else; is it a crime to steal stolen goods which have been produced by slave labour ?
The simple answer is: because Gypsies and Pirates don't pay taxes and so everyone is jealous, especially the governments of this world !
The system under which we all live is a monster ! Alone with income tax and VAT almost a half of what you earn has been withheld, forget all of the hidden taxes like energy tax: on electricity, gas, coal, petrol, diesel, etc. etc. etc.. To all intent and purpose we are all the slaves of those who accumulate wealth !
above you can see how much regard I personally have for money. So what, Mrs May has agreed to cough up a tiny bit of what is, in any event, 'stolen money'. You don't think that if we/she had kept it all, that one single penny would have gone to help you personally, or me, or Tony Binns, do you ? That money goes to pay EU pensions, not mine I might add, I paid the German pension INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS and so what I get is due to me for premiums paid. NOT so the EU parliamentarians, they never paid a fucking penny in, but will get paid out from our taxes !
But, that's the system under which we all live and Mrs May is fighting like a warrior for me, you and everyone who prefers decentralization ... from Europe that is ... let's not mention Scotland or Wales or any of the other independence seeking regions of Europe / this world.
She has to play the cards that she has been dealt, as we all do, and how she plays will affect all of our lives for a long time to come, moaning at her and stabbing her in the back is hardly likely to encourage her to play well. We MUST get on with the job at hand, our backs are against the wall, if we do not 'charge as a single body' the firing squad will mow us down while we hesitate. So it's up and at 'em ... HUSSAR !