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The Frozen North

This was my view for one hour and forty minutes this morning:

My journey to work, about seven miles, normally takes around 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic. Today however it was like Antartica in West Central Scotland. The M8, M80, M73 and M74 motorways were gridlocked. It was taking seven hours for cars to progress a few hundred yards.

STV’s take on it is here

Radio Scotland was deluged with telephone calls emails and texts criticising the response from emergency services and local councils.

Everybody becomes an instant expert in these situations. Chris J on the STV report seems to be one of these folk. He wonders why more heed wasn’t taken of the weather forecast which turned out to be wrong.

He concludes:

“Met Office and Council Roads should be sacked now, they do not have a clue”

I wonder how one would sack a road?

Radio 4 Makes a Jeremy Hunt of it! – Very Naughtie!

First there was this…..

Then, shortly afterwards…..

But then there was this!

Radio 4 follows Jeremy Hunt gaffe by interviewing fake MP

Euro Latest Worry

Really trying to predict economic outcomes is a tricky business at best. However the reports at the weekend are that France’s problems are much worse than first thought and that they could soon be going the way of Portugal and Spain are surely cause for concern.

There are also reports surfacing that there are real concerns for Germany’s ability to withstand pressures on its economy.

Bail outs can’t continue when it’s discovered that the ones doing the bailing out have no money.

Domestic governments can only make cuts in public spending and raise taxes up to a point.

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