Well, it’s warm. The UK is apparently suffering from a prolonged bout of ‘hot’ weather and as per normal there are many who apparently aren’t coping very well with it. Why as a populace have we become so useless at dealing with simple things? In cold weather the country grinds to a halt. In warm weather we continue about our business dripping with sweat and bemoaning our lack of air conditioning! Why are we so unable to adapt to our surroundings when extremes of weather occur? Or more to the point, why have we become so overly reliant on the government to aid us in slightly ‘harder’ times?
It’s only a matter of time before the hot and bothered amongst us accuse the government of not tackling global warming and reason that that is why the weather is seemingly getting warmer and we have these mini-’heatwaves’. This will obviously lead the government to act, no doubt at the taxpayers’ considerable expense. A better course of action is to do nothing. People who find this weather a little on the warm side for themselves can purchase air-conditioning, buy a fan, maybe a bottle of water, or a convertible car or one with a/c. And when it’s cold a jumper, coat or matching hat and gloves.
The way things are going it’s only a matter of time before Gordon Brown promises to tackle the sun and cool the population. After all, he is a man who listens to the people. He might even seek to introduce a bill establishing a government-controlled dish that has the ability to block those warming rays, if only so that he can borrow yet more money. But then there’ll be people complaining it’s too cold and he’ll have to introduce legislation to purchase everyone jumpers. Such is life in Brown’s barmy Britain.