I’m not convinced by all those lining up to condemn anyone in sight for failing to deal with the weather.
Doubtless there are lessons to be learnt, but the basic point is that we don’t have weather like this more than once every 20 years. If it happened every year then we should have gritters on every corner and fleets of municipal snow-ploughs. But we don’t – and I’d rather the money was spent elsewhere.
And how depressing to hear Ken Livingstone slagging off health and safety bureaucrats on Channel Four news.