How lovely to have such a "seasonal" snowfall in the weeks leading up to Christmas!
That of course would be fine were we living in a country with a decent transport infrastructure, and well managed central and local government services. However, in Nanny's Britain the state (despite being remarkably good at telling us how to run our lives) is incapable of managing basic services.
As usual the UK ground to halt within hours of the first snowflakes appearing; roads were not gritted, trains were stuck and airports closed.
Those who are responsible for managing the transport infrastructure are simply not up to the job, and trot out all the usual complacent excuses about the weather being unpredictable and it being the worst since 989BC etc etc.
Countries such as Russia and Poland (who are not meant to be as well off as the UK) manage to keep their trains, buses and airports running.
What does Nanny do?
She bleats out the same tired old line "do not travel unless your journey is absolutely necessary".
Lovely advice if you live in Lah Lah Land. However, the majority of people have to travel to get to work, go to school and shop etc.
Here's what needs to be done:
1 Gritters, snow ploughs and track de-icers should be working during the night, not just during daylight hours.
2 School kids should be advised to walk to school, rather than rely on their parents driving them.
3 Individuals should be responsible for clearing their own pathways (and those of their elderly infirm neighbours) of snow (this is the law in other countries, eg Poland).
4 The Meteorological Office should be fined when they screw up their forecasts.
5 It should be mandatory for everyone (on cold days such as this) to have a bowl of porridge fortified with a tot of whisky or rum for breakfast.
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