Three score years and ten

EU flagI enjoy my 70th birthday on 9 July and I thought this might be an opportunity for modest celebration. Now, I am not so sure.  I have had to renew my driving licence and this has proved to be bureaucratic and difficult because I have allowed my passport to lapse as I wait for the EU referendum to learn if I can have a proper British blue passport issued in the name of the Queen and not Brussels.

i seem to have cracked the DVLA bureaucracy and have been sent a horrible little plastic card which is, apparently, my new driving licence. To my horror, there is a Euro flag in the top left hand corner. What a British driving licence has to do with Brussels is quite beyond me but it makes me very angry.

I am pleased to observe that there is also a Union Jack on this grotty little card so I have taken a copy and pasted it over the wretched EU flag. No doubt some little jobsworth will object to my rejection of EU domination but I will wait to see what form this takes,

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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1 Response to Three score years and ten

  1. Pete says:

    You are quite fortunate the drivers license was your big hurdle marking your 70th birthday. Right after I turned 70 the beginning of May I gave up my idyllic lifestyle of nearly two decades, (living in a remote isolated cabin in Alaska’s Northern wilderness), and moved to civilization 4,000 miles away. You managed to quell your consternation about the EU flag by covering it, I may have a bit of a harder time adapting… Hope you have a great birthday.

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