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Can the Daily Mail and it's distributors buy some of these stockpiled 4X4's so they can deliver my paper to my newsagent !!
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- Phil, Purley, Brown's Bankrupt Kingdom, 3/2/2009 9:08
Stupid poxy country. I'm am fed up of going into work and all the Canadians, Polish, Estonian, Germans, Russians and Dutch laughing their heads of at how stupid and pathetic our country has become. A bit of snow and the whole country is at a standstill.
Totally useless government and useless councils.
Oh, and I'm sure there were two different rants in the first paragraph!
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- Nomad, London, England, 3/2/2009 9:46
Remember when this lot thaws the country will be flooded, with a little luck 10 Downing Street will be be the first.
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- David, Sheffield, 3/2/2009 9:18
Am I the only one who's fed up reading comments deriding our country by those who sign themselves 'ex pat', or from people who live in countries where these conditions are the norm. Easy to be negative when you live elsewhere and don't contribute. We don't have extreme snow that often - so why expend so much on machinery that may not be used. Yes lessons will be learned no doubt - but it will be by those who live here, not sipping cocktails on a beach or who think that herring is the height of haute cuisine
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- Alison, Cardiff, 3/2/2009 9:
I can't understand why the schools are shut. Aren't the children meant to attend schools in their catchment area? therefore close enough to walk? In Geneva even in deep snow children turn up and using snow as an excuse not to get there is not accepted.
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- barbara STRASSER, Geneva, Switzerland, 3/2/2009 9:48
Blame New Labour
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- Mike, Exeter, Devon, 3/2/2009 9:49
To all the idiots who dont actually know anything about winter maintenance but like to blame the councils for being "unprepared" perhaps you should try and understand something.
I work for Cambridgeshire Highways and we sent our Gritters out 6 times in 24 hours, our drivers were tired and our depots were empty because every single member of staff who could drive or navigate a gritter was out tirelessly salting the roads to try and keep the main routes open.
The reason the snow was laying on the roads was because thats what snow does, grit and salt dont stop snow laying what they do is stop ice forming and they slowly turn it to slush, you cant wave a wand and make it all disappear and unfortunately the snow wasnt thick enough to plough out of the way so there wasnt anything councils could do.
All the operatives deserve a round of applause for their hard work not a kick in the teeth from people who dont know anything about winter maintenance
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- Adam, peterborough, 3/2/2009 9:55
This is now becoming absurd.
The government (if you can call mcbroon's mclabour such a thing) had a long warning that this cold snap was coming, but as usual, they were caught on the hop just as unprepared for this as they are with everything else.
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- ROGER, BRIGHTON, 3/2/2009 9:57