Thursday, 7 January 2010

One Great Lady and a bunch of Control Freaks

Tonight, we are reliably informed, will be the coldest night of the winter so far. We are urged not to travel. Gas usage will be at its peak as we try and keep our homes warm. It dominates the news.

Two stories caught my eye (well, one my eye and one my ears). The good news was the story in the Independent about Sarah Hodgson who walked some 14 miles to work, setting out at 5 a.m. to make sure she was ready to work at 11 a.m. Surely this was an example to us all. She deserves great credit for her commitment.

The less good news is that which I heard on the BBC TV News Channel, which describes the Central Government as taking over the "coordination" for the most efficient use of the dwindling supplies of grit and salt. We are governed by a bunch of Control Freaks. Leave our local government alone. Let them stand or fall by their own efforts. Surely the people who will be involved in the "coordinating the most effective use of grit and salt" have day jobs? Let them do those.

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