Just a brief comment about the ongoing snowbound shambles that is our transport infrastructure.
I watched Philip Hammond, Nanny's Transport minister, on Newsnight last night.
Goodness me there was a man who seemed to be perfectly "satisfied" that the state was doing all it could to deal with the issue.
The same old bleating line "worst weather in decades" was trotted out, along with some banal comments that the main roads were all clear...errmmm...they most certainly are not.
He steadfastly refused to agree that the army should be called in to help (a call being made by, a.o., the AA).
He then went on to issue the Nanny state's mantra "only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary".
Well, here's a message for the minister and Nanny:
Most people (adults and children) have have to travel to get to their work, or go to school.
Is he suggesting that the country should simply stop work?
Admittedly, in my area:
- The mail has stopped
- There were no trains to/from Brighton station yesterday
- Gatwick was shut
- Corner shop had no papers, bread etc
- Local supermarket resembled a third world shop; it had run out of most fresh produce
- Hospitals have asked that only emergencies attend
- Schools are shut
- No grit on our roads
- No waste collection etc etc
In effect, it does seem that many have had to stop work. So much for the "plug in and play" environment that governments are meant to provide us with (see "Happiness").
However, Nanny has run up a £4.8 trillion debt.
How the fark are we going to pay that off, if we can't get to work to pay her ever increasing taxes?
The minister and Nanny are living on another planet!
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