Like hundreds of thousands - if not millions of people - I have been working from home today because of the weather. Bizarrely I have actually been working, rather than carrying out my original plan of just sitting around in my dressing gown eating toast. But I have watched the news at various points today, and something has struck me as particularly ridiculous.
I think it's daft that every time we get a couple of inches of snow in this country the whole place grinds to a halt. But it happens every single time, and it seems no amount of preparation actually does a thing to stop it. I have simply come to accept it as something of a national quirk. So imagine my complete lack of surprise that just about every lefty within reach of a microphone is blaming both the transport problems and often the weather itself on Boris Johnson. I'd love to know how their brains can fathom the idea that Boris Johnson can make it snow, but seem completely unable to form a connection between Gordon Brown being Chancellor for 10 years and the current recession.
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