posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 08:11 AM
Posted in response to suzyspaghetti
UK running out of grit
Definitely disagree - I think most local authorities learned their lesson from the caning they received 2 or 3 years ago. Most have probably
over-compensated to the point where they have now have much more than they will need for an average winter.
all the schools will be closed
Oh, my word, YES. At the first sight of snow, Headteachers will be sending their little darlings home, blaming "Health and Safety" rules again. In
fact, what they actually fear is a possible media and legal backlash if any of them should slip on the snow or ice.
The UK has a history of not being prepared for this kind of weather
I used to agree, but now I'm not so sure. We are certainly better forewarned of bad weather - it's what we CHOOSE to do when it arrives that I wonder
about. Do we use it as an excuse not to go to work? Definitely, though for many that really isn't a choice, especially if their children have been
sent home from school, and public transport is at a stand-still. Should we risk life and limb getting to work? No, I'm not sure we should do that,
To use the word "prepared" in its other sense ... I think that the UK (as individuals, organisations and authorities) is prepared to let bad weather
get in the way of "business as usual" in a way that most other countries aren't.
edit on 6-1-2013 by lacrimoniousfinale because: (no reason