The final day of activities was, to be fair, somewhat more sedate than the previous four days. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t equally informative and useful.
We got out of London for the first time to spend the day in with Conservative MP John Howell in his electorate of Henley, described by both the local paper and the MP himself as one or the more ‘opulant’ parts of the UK.
After a breifing from one of John’s staff members on the demographics and issues of the electorate, we headed into the town of Henley-on-Thames (of rowing fame) to visit thier rowing museum and meet with local business people.
From there we went on to visit a 600-acre pig and crop farm. Following a tour of the farm we had afternoon tea with a group of local farmers. Topics of interest were the EU, subsidies, complience issues….
Final boarding call, I’ll finish this in NZ.