Ah Yes... The Wrong Type of Rain
Now that the snow has gone....
|EA Flood Prevention Operative|
We are authoritively informed, by a career politician whose education is in English with expertise in 18th and 19th Century Romantic poets with life experience in the bureaucracy of council housing, as an MP, and as a Labour government minister responsible for Culture, Media and Sport that we are experiencing "the wrong type of rain".
Goodness! I don't suppose that is anything to do with The Environment Agency's Roy Stokes telling us to build snowmen to stop flooding? - they had to tell everybody later that it was intended as a joke. Tut... at the least they could have elaborated all the 'elf 'n safertree implications and included a tick box risk assessment form - falling down on the job as usual.
A commenter in the Telegraph riffs :
Build snowmen on a mass scale? Has there been no consideration of the health and safety aspects? What if the wrong type of snow is used? Will the mass construction of these snow people - surely in the 21st century they should be gender neutral - create nationwide shortages of carrots, coal, hats and gloves as they are used as accessories?What if even only a small percentage take to the skies? Has Aled Jones been consulted? We've seen the video evidence. We know it can happen. This is a potentially dangerous plan, so take care out there!
Even the BBC got in on it - but the "joke" had to be spelt out for them
Yep - these are the people we have been dealing with for over three years at Avoncliff - ahhh... now we get it - it's all been a joke - oh, yes ... very good ha-ha
We'd suggest that Chris Smith is put out to grass ASAP to concentrate on his poetry... where he just might have some detectable talent. That he is being paid £110,000 a year for less than one day a week to trumpet this kind of bilge and also not even bothering to properly answer letters complaining about the actions of his civil servants .... priceless.
And remember - there'll be a drought unless it rains